January 25, 1941

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JAMA. 1941;116(4):312-313. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820040046016

HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS IN WISCONSIN  The State Medical Society of Wisconsin has published a graphic pamphlet entitled "Health Achievements in Wisconsin." The typography and numerous illustrations make the statement especially attractive. The first picture is a map of the United States in which North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin are numbered 1, 2 and 3 in solid black against a white background. Wisconsin was rated by the National Resources Board as the third healthiest state in the United States. The picture of a girl reading comfortably in a hospital bed calls attention to the fact that hospitals are as available in Wisconsin as they are in the state of New York. Pictures of water works, private wells, tourists' cabins, summer resorts, rivers, lakes and packing plants emphasize that Wisconsin protects the public health through the sanitary regulation of hotels, restaurants and barber shops and makes vacationing safe. There are fewer typhoid

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