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July 18, 1891

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(3):119-120. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410810035006

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Early in July the summer Medical Corps of the Board of Health commenced their two months' service in the tenement house districts of the city. There are fifty of these physicians, one for each district, and it is their duty to make house to house visits among the poor for eight hours daily; reporting twice a week at Sanitary Headquarters, to Dr. Moreau Morris, one of the most experienced officers of the Board of Health, who has special charge of this department of its work. They are required to seek out and treat all cases of disease, especially among children, which are not already being cared for by private or dispensary physicians, to give advice in regard to the care of infants and young children in hot weather, and in regard to sanitary matters in general, and to promptly report all nuisances and all cases of

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