JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
A comforting sign of the time in Chicago is the very general and respectful
attention given by the public to the excellent hygienic suggestions offered
weekly by the Bulletin of the Health Department of
Chicago, and willingly reprinted by the newspapers. Seldom has it been the
case that advice of this sort has been so respectfully received by American
communities. The fact is a most encouraging omen to those medical men to whom
it seems, at times, as if the public cared naught for their hard work for
the good of the community. Other reward is largely denied the sanitarian.
At least, it is for him a comfort to know that a community has learned to
listen attentively and to give heed, to a certain extent at least, to advice
and suggestions offered by medical men.
AN ENCOURAGING SIGN.. JAMA. 2005;293(5):632. doi:10.1001/jama.293.5.632-a