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August 18, 1923

Medical News

JAMA. 1923;81(7):584-588. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070068018

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Personal.  —Dr. Floyd L. Abernethy, health officer of Barbour County, has resigned to accept a position as field director with the state board of health.

Garbage Tax a Health Measure.  —The health department of Florence has asked the Chamber of Commerce to indorse an ordinance whereby every person in the city would be compelled to pay a garbage tax, the city undertaking to collect all garbage. The tax would be approximately $4 a year and the control of the garbage collection department would be solely in the hands of the public health service. The present system was stated by the health department to be a menace to public health. This taxation plan, which was put into operation at

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