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February 26, 1927


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JAMA. 1927;88(9):668. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680350052031

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To the Editor:  —The public prefers good health to poor health; it also prefers good physicians to poor physicians. The public patronizes cults and quackery even, because it is not sufficiently enlightened with regard to matters medical to seek the right help in cases of illness. Various national agencies are engaged in disseminating popular medical information through the public press. Plain facts about disease and health are also being given wide publicity through Hygeia, the excellent health journal of the American Medical Association. In this connection, it is my desire to call attention to another way in which to educate the public in questions bearing on human ills and individual and public health.It seems to me that the American Medical Association, either alone or in cooperation with other national health and welfare organizations, might reach the masses, who are in the greatest need of popular medical information, most successfully

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