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March 19, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(12):901. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120043012

The medical profession, in the pioneer days of the public health movement in the United States, was responsible for the establishment and early development of many activities. State departments of health and many of the voluntary health movements are conspicuous examples. The interest of the medical profession in the public health has never waned. Its constant fight against quackery within and without the profession, the work of its educational and scientific councils, its radio broadcasts, and other activities bearing on better medical education and better medical care are efforts in behalf of the public health. A timely example is found in recent developments in the state of Nebraska, where the state medical association is in the vanguard of the fight against tuberculosis.

Nebraska is among those states with a tuberculosis death rate under 40 per hundred thousand of population. Therefore the tuberculosis problem in Nebraska differs from that in more

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