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July 16, 1927

Association News

JAMA. 1927;89(3):209-211. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030041020

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CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH  Held in Chicago, March 24-25, 1927

Economics of Public Health  Dr. John A. Ferrell, Director for the United States, International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, New York.This paper was published in full in the last issue of The Journal.

DISCUSSION  Mr. Barry C. Smith, Commonwealth Fund, New York: I suppose I have shown temerity to induce the Commonwealth Fund to enter the health field. Probably our lack of expert knowledge in the field was what led us to consult the expert and the physician. In our health demonstration program we have first a national board or committee, to which is delegated the specific directions. On that board we have five physicians, three of whom have had wide experience in public health. In approaching the question of establishing demonstrations in four local communities, in each case we have conferred not only with the local health

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