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May 7, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(19):1499. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450043026

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Better Division of Public Health Activities  The Czechoslovak delegation at the Sixth Assembly of the League of Nations, held in September, 1926, presented a request for an international study of the relationship of social insurance schemes to preventive medicine. As a result of this request, investigations were conducted in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Denmark. In Prague, the preventive activities of various insurance bodies are of different character in different localities and are carried out only so long and so far as surplus funds are available to the insurance bodies. Nevertheless the postwar cut in state and local budgets for public health has pushed to the forefront the subsidies which the insurance bodies have devoted to the interest of public health. The chief preventive activities of the insurance bodies are concerned with the child. Pregnant insured female workers are examined in prenatal clinics. Assistance is given to the mother

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