April 11, 1931

Public Health Organization in the Chicago Region.

Author Affiliations

By Robert F. Steadman. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 279. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(15):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410065037

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Progress made in public health activities can be measured, to a large extent, by personalities who have directed them. Great public health movements have usually had attached to them some distinguished person. There can be no doubt that there has been overlapping in public health work. However, there rarely has been any conflict between the various agencies of the state, county and city. The Chicago region is no exception to this. In this book there is a careful analysis of the various phases of public health work covering the fields of vital statistics, contagion, venereal disease, health of the child, food supply, water and sewage control. The author has not always been entirely fair in his statements and from certain angles apparently appears somewhat prejudiced. Credit for noteworthy work has not always been given those to whom it is due. Many of the author's suggestions for the elimination of overlapping

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview