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August 9, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(6):426-427. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720060044022

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A New Public Health Law  The comprehensive law pertaining to public health and hygiene passed by the great national assembly, April 24, becomes effective, November 6. The new law has 15 chapters and 309 articles. The chapters pertain to (1) health organization, (2) infectious diseases and epidemics, (3) prostitution, (4) health of refugees, (5) transportation, (6) organization of child welfare work, (7) industrial hygiene, (8) food and nutrition, (9) mineral waters and springs, (10) burial grounds, (11) health and hygiene in cities and townships, (12) corporations or institutions giving rise to nuisances, (13) statistics and geography pertaining to health and health propaganda, (14) decisions in regard to punishment and penalties, and (15) decisions of a general nature.The duties of the governmental public health service are to raise the standard of health, combat disease and other injurious conditions, insure the healthy development of the future generation, and give medical and

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