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December 2, 1893

Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(23):868. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420750038016

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No health reports have ever been issued in America of a higher class than those of Massachusetts, whether we regard the matter from the standpoint of practical utility, or that of pure science. The fortunate possessor of a set of these reports from the beginning has an excellent library on practical hygiene.

This report is in nowise inferior to its predecessors. It contains 1, the general report containing a summary account of the doings of the Board during the year; 2, a series of special reports on water supply and sewerage; 3, report on artificial ice; 4, report on food and drug inspection; 5, weekly mortality report of cities and towns; 6, reports (5) upon epidemics of typhoid fever in Massachusetts in 1892; 7, health of towns.

The foregoing enumerations of the headings of the table of contents, by no means give more than a suggestion of the valuable reports

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