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October 8, 1932

Public Health Organization: Report of the Committee on Public Health Organization.

JAMA. 1932;99(15):1288-1289. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740670076036

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Abstract

The first volume in this group is a report of the committee headed by Dr. E. L. Bishop. It includes a consideration of the evolution and present status of public health work, studies of rural, city, state, federal and unofficial administrations and organizations, a section on the training of public health personnel and on child health work, and a good section on the health aspects of food control. Of especial interest to physicians is the chapter on the relation of practitioners of medicine and dentistry to health programs. It is recognized that this cooperation is necessary in order to achieve the best results. It is felt that the federal, state and local health organizations should assume leadership in all educational health activities, that the medical and dental professions should cooperate, and that cooperation of the federal government with states for the protection of the public health should be conducted by

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