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August 1, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(5):333-334. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730050041022

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The Physician and the Public Press  At the invitation of the Verein Berliner Journalisten, Dr. Curt Kayser, the director of the press service of the federal commission for popular education in hygiene, delivered an address on "The Physician and the Public Press." The physician today regards it as his task and duty not only to care for the sick and to help them with good advice but also to tell those who are well how to preserve their health. Great is the ignorance of the masses with regard to hygiene, and it would be well if every newspaper, along with its sport colum (for sport is a handmaid of hygiene), would introduce a health column. This need has been met by many city dailies, who have their own medical editors. But the promulgation of hygienic knowledge is especially important also for the small-town and the rural population. In order to

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