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September 22, 1923

THE NEED FOR PHYSICIANS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD

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Washington, D. C. Assistant Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health Service.

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120073029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The nationwide interest in measures for the improvement of the public health has resulted in the extension and standardization of health organizations and activities generally. In consequence, the number and stability of public health positions have greatly increased in recent years. In fact, this increase has occurred so rapidly that the facilities for the education of sanitarians and scientific workers in the public health field has not kept pace with it, although substantial progress has been made within the last decade in the number of universities giving such instruction.The conference of officials and eminent specialists in public health education convened by the Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service focused attention on this condition (Future of the Public Health in the United States and the Education of Sanitarians, Public Health Bulletin 124, U. S. P. H. S.), and should result in the institution of

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