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February 29, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(9):692-693. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350038009

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Possibly influenced by the suggestions afforded by the movement in this country for a national health bureau and the arguments advanced in favor of it, our Canadian neighbors are also taking up the subject. The medical members of the Dominion House of Commons have started an effort to impress on the government the advisability of federal supervision of health matters instead of leaving it, as heretofore, to be a purely provincial affair. They, like ourselves, can see the evils of ununited effort and with more reason it may be, since there is not the degree of general oversight and control that is to be found on this side of the line in our general pure food law and in the functions of the U. S. Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. The problems to be met in Canada are not so numerous as those existing in this country with its greater

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