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February 18, 1939

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JAMA. 1939;112(7):632. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800070048016

GEORGIA PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS STUDY TOGETHER  Satisfactory progress in public health depends on close cooperation between practicing physicians and dentists and the official health departments, local and state, and through these the health agencies of the federal government. An interesting example of cooperation between health officers and physicians is a series of meetings in the state of Georgia1 sponsored by the several county medical societies and the county boards of health, with the U. S. Public Health Service cooperating through the Georgia Department of Public Health. Ten cities were chosen for these meetings: Rome, Washington, Americus, Thomasville, Griffin, McRae, Waycross, Swainsboro, Lagrange and Gainesville. The meetings brought to the rural practitioner in all parts of the state the latest information on the four subjects syphilis, the infant, obstetrics and laboratory aids. Through such discussion of common interests in public health, understanding is furthered and progress is made. These