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September 10, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(11):918-919. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740630044014

The physician of the future must be increasingly a practitioner of preventive medicine. Obviously this involves new relationships to the public and to the health official. Under various forms of state practice, problems have arisen which were discussed by Sir George Newman, K.C.B., M.D., F.R.C.P., chief medical officer of the Ministry of Health, who in his capacity as president addressed the Section of Public Health at the centenary meeting of the British Medical Association.1 He pointed out that in no previous age has there been such growth of the conception of preventive medicine as in the present era, paying tribute to Bright, Addison, Hodgkin, Gull, Jenner, Osler, Allbutt and Barlow for the constructive service that has been rendered in the great march of preventive medicine by medical practitioners. "It is they," he said, "who have made the bricks, found the road, explored the facts, carried on the fight, and