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February 10, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(6):402. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640330038018

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Next month there will appear on the news stands the first number of the medical magazine for the people— Hygeia: A Journal of Individual and Community Health. This journal will be a departure in scope, in character and in make-up from any periodical on health heretofore published. It will not be a "public health" journal—that is, one to appeal to workers in public health; it will be a popular medical magazine. It will not make a special appeal to the intelligentsia or to the scientist, nor will it be a journal to attract the uneducated. It will be a periodical, however, that will make an appeal to the average intelligent layman—the man and woman on the street. And while it is not to be published for the physician, it will, we believe, contain much that will interest him and, occasionally, something that he will find instructive. In any event, whether

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