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November 29, 1924

Public Health Services in Austria.

JAMA. 1924;83(22):1789. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660220065039

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Public Health Services in Germany. Dr. Gottfried Frey, Medical Director, Reichsgesundheitsamt, Berlin. League of Nations, Health Organisation. Paper. Pp. 60. Geneva: League of Nations, Distribution Service.

The topics included in a questionnaire sent by the Health Organization of the League of Nations are the basis of these monographs. The details of federal, communal and civic legislation, and administrative machinery, are covered by the inquiry, under the following headings: notifiable diseases, including the list of those required to be notified, authority for inspection, laboratory study, and the performance of necropsies; statistical tabulations, including birth and death registration, the legal definition of a stillbirth, the computation of the census, and published reports; hospitals, asylums and similar institutions; control of tuberculosis and venereal diseases; protection of maternity, infancy and childhood; school hygiene; the campaign against alcoholism; housing; water supplies; drainage; public baths, and food control.

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