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August 20, 1910

PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN NEBRASKA

JAMA. 1910;55(8):660-661. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080026012
Abstract

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,

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