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The Public Health Budget
The state budget for 1933, including the allotment for the ministry of health, was recently passed by the chamber of deputies. The whole state budget, which amounted in 1932 to about 9 billion 300 million crowns, was cut to 8 billion 6 million crowns, a reduction of about 7.8 per cent. The budget for the ministry of health, which amounted in 1932 to about 150 million crowns, was cut to 146 million, a reduction of about 2.5 per cent. (The rate of exchange for the crown is about 3 cents.) The minister of health, Dr. Frank Spina, in forwarding his budget stressed the importance of maintaining public health work on a high level of efficiency. The chief concern of the public health administration is the public health dispensaries, which have developed since the war into an important agency for protecting the masses from social diseases. These
PRAGUE. JAMA. 1933;100(17):1354. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740170052021