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July 21, 1956

FOOD POISONING

JAMA. 1956;161(12):1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970120064017

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In the editorial "Food Poisoning" in the Jan. 28, 1956, issue of The Journal, page 291, it is stated that "it is to the advantage of the attending physician to report it [food poisoning] in order that epidemiological and laboratory assistance may be obtained from the local health department." The editorial concludes with the statement: "Since sound preventive measures depend on a knowledge of the cause, the physician who first sees the patient is the key to the eradication of food poisoning. He should recognize his responsibility to promptly enlist the aid of the health department."

In the paper "Diarrheal Diseases:  A Plan for Their Prevention and Control," published in the American Journal of Digestive Diseases (22:45-47 [Feb.] 1955), I discussed the various problems of this subject and recommended the following solution:"1. The Public Health Service in conjunction with the medical profession, through its various

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