The work originally assigaed to your Committee was commenced by its chairman in 1874, and it was prosecuted with more or less activity and success until 1885, since which time it has received less attention.
Reports containing important facts and the results of original investigations were made and published in the volumes of Transactions of the Association for 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881 and 1882, and in The Journal of the Association, Vol. ii, pp. 85-169.
The leading object of the Committee has been to obtain more exact and reliable knowledge concerning the causes and circumstances that originate, or increase the prevalence of, the various forms of acute disease; by procuring and preserving continuous daily records of all appreciable conditions of the atmosphere, water and soil, and coincident record of the date of the commencement of acute diseases, in localities representing different parts of the country and various climatic conditions. For
DAVIS NS. RELATIONS OF METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS TO THE ORIGIN AND PREVALENCE OF ACUTE DISEASES.Report of the Standing Committee to the Section on State Medicine of the American Medical Association, May, 1891.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(7):245–248. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410850009001a
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