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November 6, 1897

Seventeenth Report of the State Board of Health of Wisconsin.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(19):976. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440450048014

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The report contains the laws relating to vital statistics, transportation of the dead, adulteration of foods, drugs, bakeries, etc. The secretary, U. O. B. Wingate, M.D., contributes "Some Thoughts Relative to Sanitary Legislation." "Formaldehyde as a Disinfectant" is also considered and a "Report of the Committee of the American Public Health Association on the Cause and Prevention of Diphtheria."

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