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December 7, 1935

Policies and Procedures in Public Health

JAMA. 1935;105(23):1937-1938. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760490121025

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This brief report of the proceedings of the annual conference of the advisory council of the Milbank Memorial Fund consists of summaries setting forth the principal points in discussions of round-table groups dealing with public health problems, with health education, with tuberculosis, with population studies and with venereal disease. In addition, it contains a speech by Albert B. Milbank, one by Surg. Gen. Hugh S. Cumming, one by Dr. Simon Flexner, and one by Hon. Josephine Roche, assistant secretary of the treasury. Dr. Cumming's address on public health and the medical profession will be of particular interest to physicians and so will the remarks of Miss Roche on economic security and health. Dr. Flexner's remarks on scientific discovery and the public health constitute a dissertation on the theme taken from Dr. William H. Welch: "While public health is the foundation of the happiness and prosperity of the people, and its

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