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January 31, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(5):338. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620050046022

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Dec. 24, 1919.

The Example Set by the United States in Matters of Hygiene  Though the war caused great sorrow and brought many afflictions, it has brought also some blessings. It facilitated the exchange of ideas between the allied nations and thus led to a better acquaintanceship and a closer union. This is particularly true with respect to the United States and France. During the progress of the war numbers of Frenchmen were put in a position to appreciate American methods and institutions. In matters of public hygiene, especially, the United States exerted a salutary influence. At the sixth annual meeting of the Société de médecine publique et de génie sanitaire, which was held recently in the Institut Pasteur, Prof. S. M. Gunn, assistant director of the Rockefeller Foundation Commission, reported the results of the hygienic crusade that was undertaken by the commission in the schools of the department of

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