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March 1, 1930

Medical News

JAMA. 1930;94(9):641-645. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710350041015

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Public Health Work in Southern California.  —A survey of the cities and counties of southern California shows that they spent about $2,500,000 last year in the promotion of public health, $1,000,000 of which was expended in the control of communicable disease, and nearly $300,000 each in the promotion of sanitation and the maintenance of public health nursing activities. There are 1,265 employees of the public health departments in these cities and counties. Among these are 383 physicians, 292 public health nurses, 203 sanitary inspectors, 161 laboratory workers, 150 clerks and fifty-four food inspectors.

Society News.  —A mental hygiene clinic for school children has been

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