September 29, 1934

Charles Oliver Probst: A Pioneer Public Health Administrator in Ohio

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Edited by Robert G. Paterson, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Ohio Public Health Association. Boards. Pp. 70. Columbus: Ohio Public Health Association, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(13):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750390061031

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The edition of this book, privately printed, is limited to 300 copies. Whether or not one knew the physician in whose memory it is issued, whether or not one is interested in Ohio, it is an interesting and worth-while volume, showing as it does the typical early history of state health departments in the United States. Conceived as so many others were, in the minds of public spirited physicians and laymen, growing from tiny nuclei to great organizations in many instances, the health departments stand as the visible evidences of the early efforts of medical societies and lay groups to meet pressing problems of public health. Close cooperation between physicians and the health department was the guiding principle of Dr. Probst's policy, as reflected in the tributes paid to him at the memorial meeting held at Mount Vernon, Ohio, under the joint auspices of the Ohio State Sanatorium and the

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