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November 26, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(22):702-704. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400210030010

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(from our own correspondent.)

How Medical Men can Aid the Health Authorities.

There has been nothing more encouraging for a long time in matters pertaining to public health in this city than the appearance, recently, of Dr. Bryant, one of the Commissioners of the Metropolitan Board of Health, before the Academy of Medicine to ask for the cordial support and coöperation of the medical profession, and point out in a concise and emphatic manner the ways in which this end could be most satisfactorily secured. This event was rightly regarded by some of the speakers who took part in the discussion on this occasion as inaugurating a new era in the sanitary history of New York. As one of them, Dr. Andrew H. Smith, remarked, there have not in the past been those cordial relations between the profession and the Health Department that should have existed, and the latter has

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