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July 16, 1887

ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL HYGIENE OF A MUNICIPAL POLICE FORCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF PULMONARY DISEASES.Read in the Section in State Medicine, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June,1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(3):75-77. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400020011002a

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The following remarks are not intended to cover the whole field of personal prophylaxis against diseases by members of a municipal police force, but only to direct attention to certain facts that appear to be well established, and which have been observed by me in the two years last past, during which time I have performed the duties of Medical Examiner to the Police Department of the City of St. Louis. The particular matter to the importance of which I desire to call attention, is that of pulmonary hygiene, if it may be so termed, to certain statistics collected by me in regard thereto, and their obvious bearing and indications in the direction of measures to lessen disability and loss of service from avoidable forms of pulmonary diseases.

In the course of my service in connection with the department, it became my duty during the summer of 1885, to make

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