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November 19, 1938


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Louisville, Ky.

JAMA. 1938;111(21):1952-1953. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790470064023

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To the Editor:—  I have just read the interesting editorial on page 1770 of The Journal of November 5 and also the news item on page 1775 with regard to the action of the American Public Health Association at its sixty-eighth annual meeting at Kansas City, Mo., October 25-28. Every one in attendance at the meeting was very much distressed at the total misconception of the attitude and action of the association by the public press, but we are much more disturbed because of the failure by The Journal to understand this action. The resolutions speak for themselves. The following resolution was written by Dr. Abel Wolman, the distinguished sanitary engineer of Baltimore, who is president of the association, and was unanimously adopted on motion of Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service:The American Public Health Association records its appreciation of the participation in

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