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December 1, 1917

Health Survey of New Haven, A Report Presented to the Civic Federation of New Haven by Charles Edward Amory Winslow, James Cowan Greenway and David Greenburg of Yale University.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(22):1904. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590490068024

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This book deals with public health conditions in New Haven, and recommendations for their improvement. The report is unusually free from destructive criticism. Under each heading, conditions existing at the time of the investigation are given, followed by an analysis and specific recommendations for improvement. Forty-five such recommendations are made on the basis of the author's findings, following approved methods of public health administration but adapted to New Haven's needs. Such a report made by trained men should be of value to other cities as a guide in efficient organization and modern methods of public health administration. The authors have pointed out that New Haven is getting good service for the money expended, but that this amount needs to be increased from 30 cents per capita to 50 cents to secure the best results.

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