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October 21, 1911

Report of the Vice Commission of Minneapolis to His Honor, James C. Haynes, Mayor.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(17):1398. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100224033

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This report, while not so exhaustive as the report of the Chicago Vice Commission, is yet a valuable contribution to the study of the vexing question of the regulation of vice in our large cities. The fact that Minneapolis under the present city administration is making a sincere effort to enforce the law and to do away with semi-official police regulation of vice, adds to the interest of this report. Quotations from letters from mayors, chiefs of police and others in American and European cities, appear throughout the report. The recommendation of the commission includes suggestions on law enforcement, increased police vigilance, cooperation of citizens, regulation of hotels, lodging-houses, etc. Of special interest are the recommendations, contained in paragraph V of the final sections of the report, in the interests of public health and safety. After recommending the establishment of hospital facilities for the treatment of specific cases, the commission

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