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September 3, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(10):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400090019004

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Under the regime of the new President of the New York City Board of Health, Mr. Bayless, as was to have been expected from his recognized ability as a sanitary expert and his well-known public spirit, the Health Department has been placed in a more efficient condition than has been the case for some years previous. The Board has been partially reörganized by a consolidation of its various divisions, and a number of important improvements, in which Mr. Bayless has had the coöperation of the able new Commissioner, Dr. Bryant, have been inaugurated in the work and administration of the department.

Among these is the method of dealing with contagious diseases other than small-pox and typhus fever. The large mortality which has prevailed in the city for a considerable period past from scarlet fever, diphtheria and measles has induced the health authorities to announce that in future all cases of

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