JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
One of the most valuable contributions to the subject of municipal sanitation
is the recent introduction by the Department of Health of New York City of
trained nurses for public-school service and for visiting contagious disease
cases. As is the usual in public undertakings, the initiative and early experimenting
were due to private individuals. The residents of the Henry Street Nurses'
Settlement, situated in one of the most crowded quarters of New York City,
became deeply impressed by the neglect of contagious cases, which naturally
can not be treated in the ordinary course of district nursing.
A NEW DEPARTURE FOR CITY HEALTH BOARDS.. JAMA. 2003;290(20):2744. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2744