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July 26, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(4):278-279. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720040036018

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The Third Meeting of the Public Health Party  The recently founded parti social de la santé publique, which is made up of physicians, hygienists and men active in party politics, has adopted as its platform the study of all questions in which hygiene affects social life. The discussions of the public health party have for their purpose the enlightenment of members of parliament on hygienic matters. The new party contends that it can accomplish this better than is done by the debates before the Academy of Medicine between the academicians, which are often without practical value. The group proposes, at future elections, to nominate candidates that will accept its principles and to carry on a campaign to secure their election. Mr. Justin Godart, formerly minister of health, is the "moving spirit" of this group, which meets every month. The meetings are beginning to awaken considerable interest. An idea can be

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