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July 31, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(5):328-329. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680050038017

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The obligation of the physician to aid in the medical and health education of the public is being more and more completely realized. Health talks and addresses constitute an effective means of disseminating useful information, provided they are properly prepared and effectively delivered. The demand from lay organizations for such health talks has grown tremendously. When a local organization, such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions' or similar clubs, the Y. M. C. A., chambers of commerce or women's clubs, is planning a program of speeches for its weekly or monthly meetings for the year, the committee of arrangements is likely to include one or more talks on health topics. In Kansas City, for example, there are more than 1,500 group meetings annually, including 122 lunch clubs meeting weekly, parent-teacher associations, fraternal societies, lodges and school assemblies. If only one health talk a year were given to each of these groups, it

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