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This report reviews the active program in public health relations which should be studied by medical societies across the nation. It is a real program of public health relations, not merely a program of publicity. The committee of public health relations of the academy has actually gone to work and made studies, held conferences with interested groups and made contributions to a long list of problems and topics. The index alone gives an idea of the range of this committee's activities. Alphabetically the committee has had under consideration in 1943 abortions, adolescent delinquency, barbiturates, the Beveridge plan, malaria and world health, butter substitutes, pasteurization of certified milk, medical examinations by the Civil Service Commission, qualifications for a director of health education in schools, eye clinics, training the handicapped for war work, industrial medicine, inhalational therapy, qualifications of an ophthalmologist in the labor department, margarine, maternal mortality, qualifications of a commissioner
Committee on Public Health Relations, The New York Academy of Medicine: Report of Activities for the Year 1943. JAMA. 1945;127(15):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860150067024