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October 12, 1929

The Life of Hermann M. Biggs, M.D., D.Sc., LL.D., Physician and Statesman of the Public Health.

JAMA. 1929;93(15):1171. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710150063029

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Abstract

Hermann M. Biggs was recognized at the time of his death as one of the greatest leaders that the world has known in the field of preventive medicine. His name is inscribed with those of twenty other sanitarians, physicians and men of science on the new building of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as one of those who have done most to advance public health and the prevention of disease. Dr. Biggs was a pathologist by training, a sanitarian by practice. His life and career paralleled the half century in which preventive medicine made its greatest accomplishments. In his account of that life, Professor Winslow, himself a recognized leader, has been careful to show how the advances were made and the part Dr. Biggs played in those advances. Particularly important were, of course, the contributions to the field of tuberculosis, and this is fully reflected in a

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