The purpose of this paper is to report the organization of the public health officers of the State of Nebraska, to give the plan of the organization and to recommend the plan to other states where such a movement has not yet been made, rather than to recount the work already accomplished.
On June 8, 1909, in response to a call sent out, a large number of the city and county physicians of the state met in Omaha and organized what is now the Nebraska State Health Association. For several weeks before the meeting, and before the call was sent out, interest was aroused by the following letter, which was published in newspapers throughout the state:
HEALTH OFFICERS SHOULD ORGANIZE
North Platte, Neb.
To the Editor:—
In line with the present rapidly developing sentiment in favor of the idea of preventing disease instead of attacking it after it has developed,
QUIGLEY DT. PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN NEBRASKA. JAMA. 1910;55(8):660–661. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080026012
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