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December 27, 1941

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JAMA. 1941;117(26):2258. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520054017

HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS IN WISCONSIN  Various state medical societies have been undertaking the education of the lay public in health from different approaches. In previous issues of The Journal reference has been made to the program of the California Medical Association1 and the programs of the medical societies of New York1 and Georgia.2 In Wisconsin the approach has been emphasis on the health achievements within the state. The Wisconsin State Board of Health has long been advertising Wisconsin as the third healthiest state in the United States on the basis of ratings by the National Resources Board. The state medical society has made this rating the keynote of a pamphlet3 prepared with the cooperation of the state board of health and the state industrial commission. In this pamphlet, illustrated with pictorial statistics, photographs, vignettes and montages, are set forth health achievements in the state such as favorable