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May 27, 1911

Annual Report of the Surgeon-General of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the United States. For the Fiscal Year 1910.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(21):1598. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560210070039

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The report of the Surgeon-General of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service for 1910 recounts the work of the bureau with especial reference to scientific research and sanitation; the supervision of viruses, serums, toxins and analogous products, including a list of establishments holding licenses for the manufacture, sale and barter of these products; investigations into certain epidemic diseases; studies of disinfectants; relations of the bureau to the pharmacopeia; the compilation of national, state and territorial health laws; and many other of the multifarious duties which are included in the work of the public health service. During the year fifty-one special articles appeared in the weekly Public Health Report and 364,306 copies of the various service publications were distributed. The surgeon-general invites attention to certain needs of the service: namely, the necessity of a larger appropriation for printing, additions to the office force, and the passage of a bill containing provisions

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