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May 10, 1913

Healthy Employees in Kitchen and Dining-Room

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St. Louis.

JAMA. 1913;60(19):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340190073021

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, April 26, p. 1310, appears a news item headed "Waiters Must Be Healthy," which mentions the safeguards against communicable diseases enforced by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company among its employees in dining-car and restaurant service. This is so fully in line with what I have been urging in St. Louis for a number of years that I desire to enlarge somewhat on the topic, as it is of immediate hygienic concern to every person who eats in public or semipublic places, as dining-cars, clubs, hotels and restaurants.Several years ago a movement was begun here for the formation of a local club, the declared purpose of which was the advancement of wholesome civic conditions, general and special. On joining the club I conceived the occasion opportune to address a letter to its president, calling attention to the importance of starting right and with clean hands

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