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January 12, 1907

Medical Organizations and Appointments on Health Boards.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(2):152. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520280064013

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Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 30, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In reply to a letter of inquiry written by Dr. C. G. Parnall of Jackson, Mich., and published in The Journal under date of December 29, I would say that here at Ann Arbor the matter of appointment of health officer and members of the local board of health was first taken up by the local profession about four years ago when the Ann Arbor Medical Club voted to recommend Dr. Thomas B. Cooley for health officer and Mr. Henry J. Brown for member of the local board of health. A committee was appointed to "wait" on the mayor, who very promptly made the appointments. When Dr. Cooley removed to Detroit, I became his successor, very largely through the same influence. Politics must not enter into the affairs of the board of health at Ann Arbor. As to the honesty and

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