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July 29, 1893

State Board of Health of Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(5):175-176. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420570035012

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Philadelphia, July, 1893.

To the Editor:  —The recent session of the legislature of this State was marked by an unusual interest in all matters pertaining to the protection of the public health. A step of great importance was the passage of an act making the establishment of Boards of Health compulsory in all incorporated boroughs in the State. As these Boards are by the terms of the law required to report to the State Board of Health, we may hope that in the course of the next six months, the sanitary organization of the State will be so complete that the State Board will have accurate and early information of all outbreaks of contagious disease. Although the legislature declined to increase the very meager appropriation to the State Board of Health, it granted the request of the Board to appropriate the sum of $50,000, to be used in case of

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