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December 9, 1916


Author Affiliations

Chief Health Officer RICHMOND, VA.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(24):1713-1717. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590240007002

So numerous and so excellent have been the papers on municipal health administration which have been presented before this Association and the American Public Health Association in the past few years and published in their respective organs, to say nothing of other able papers presented elsewhere, that it is scarcely possible to improve on work already so well done.

And hence, in accepting the invitation of our Chairman to discuss this subject before the Section on Preventive Medicine and Public Health, I did so with the distinct understanding that I might depart entirely from the usual method of presentation, the method followed in the splendid papers to which I have just referred, that I would not have circles and squares and connecting lines, or text of the kind which goes with such diagrams.

There is, it seems to me, one important phase of municipal health administration which may be profitably

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