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October 14, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(16):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420680031005

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The meeting of the Public Health Congress this week constitutes one of the most interesting of the series of World's Fair International Medical Congresses. Interesting alike to the physician and the laity, the proceedings of the Health Congress are of value to all mankind. The cure of disease largely concerns the readers of the Journal, but the prevention of disease appeals alike to all.

We are sure, therefore, that the address of President Durgin which is printed exclusively in the Journal, will be widely appreciated, not only on account of its intrinsic interest, but because the author as Chairman of the Board of Health of the city of Boston, for the past twenty years, has had exceptional advantages for the study and solution of most of the complicated questions of municipal sanitation, that are likely to interest health officers throughout the world.

The merging of the American Public Health Association

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