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December 9, 1911

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MODEL HEALTH ORDINANCES FOR A CITY WHICH IS A RESORT FOR CONSUMPTIVES

JAMA. 1911;LVII(24):1897-1903. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120087006
Abstract

For some time it has been apparent to those of us residing in such localities that health centers west of the Mississippi are notoriously lacking in health ordinances providing for the protection, not only of residents, but of health-seekers as well.

This fact was brought to the notice of Dr. W. A. Evans of Chicago, chairman of this section, during his recent trip through the West, and he suggested that a committee of three Western men residing in such centers draft a set of model health ordinances which would especially cover the subject of tuberculosis. The undersigned were appointed on that committee.

In drawing up this set of "model health ordinances for a city which is a resort for consumptives" we have considered that it will be necessary to revise and adapt them to meet local conditions in every municipality; and they are offered more as an outline Indicating the

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