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December 22, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(25):884-885. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400760020004

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Dr. Horlbeck, of Charleston, has recently visited several of the large Northern cities gathering data for a report to the Charleston Board of Health on the sanitary system of the city. This method of obtaining information in regard to health and sanitary matters is certainly to be commended, as likely to be much more productive of good results than information acquired from books and printed reports. And since, according to the recent reports of the Registrar-General of Great Britain, there has been so much improvement of late years in the sanitary condition of Great Britain, notwithstanding the crowded condition of the population, it is very probable that it would be productive of good results if some of our health officers would pay an occasional visit to the Victorian Kingdom, and see kow it is kept in such a healthy condition.

Not to speak of the many matters, methods, and institutions

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