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January 20, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(3):181. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860030053021

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To the Editor:—  I read with genuine interest your comment, November 4, concerning rabies in New York City. A program inaugurated in our city of 36,000 inhabitants, just across the border from the city of St. Louis, has yielded excellent results and it might interest other health officers. A number of communities have followed this plan and are pleased with its workings.Briefly, we shifted the direction of animal control to the health commissioner with gratifying success, yet working in close cooperation with the police department. At one time, one of the film companies was interested but owing to the war, screen portrayal fell through. In addition it was brought to the attention of the United States Public Health Service.I firmly believe that if the U. S. Public Health Service would sponsor national distribution of a carefully prepared film showing rabid dogs and if the film was carefully edited

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