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August 5, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(6):209. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420580031007

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The exhibit of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts in the Bureau of Hygiene and Sanitation in the Anthropological Building at the World's Columbian Exposition is one that should be examined by all interested in sanitary work. It shows the various lines of work done by the Board as well as the results of special investigations.

In the principal court may be found:

Diagrams and charts illustrating the general work of the Board upon Life and Health, Diseases and Epidemics, Vital Statistics and Comparative Mortality. This exhibit includes maps and charts showing the distribution of deaths by townships and by different diseases, the influence of density of population on mortality from several diseases, the distribution of births, marriages and deaths by months, and the results of investigation into the causes of several epidemics of typhoid fever in Massachusetts.

The Lawrence Experiment Station is very completely represented by many samples

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