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August 29, 1885

Second Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Tennessee, October, 1880-December, 1884.

JAMA. 1885;V(9):250-251. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080026015

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When we consider the difficult struggle that the physicians of Tennessee have had for many years in inducing the State legislature to make provisions for a State Board of Health, and the very niggardly manner in which that Board has been provided for by the State since its establishment, we are somewhat surprised that there is anything left of it to make a report. And one of the first facts that meet the eye of the reader of the report is that not a dollar has ever been provided for chemical work to be done for the Board; in fact, the Board would have been entirely without a chemist had it not been for the liberal offer of Professor Lupton, of Vanderbilt University, who offered five years ago to do the work without recompense.

The volume opens with the report of the Secretary, Dr. J. Berrien Lindsley, which occupies

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