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January 19, 1895

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

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(3):102. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430030032019

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Abstract

Bearing in mind the noble record made by this Board in the last quarter of a century, and the high class of its annual reports, we naturally turn to the new volume to see if it keeps up the standard established by its predecessors, and are pleased to see that the mantle of Bowditch has fallen on worthy shoulders in the person of Chairman Wolcott. The present volume includes the general report, and a series of special reports on the subject of Water Supply and Sewerage; Weekly Mortality Reports of Cities and Towns; Reports of Infectious Diseases; Reports of Food and Drug Inspection; Isolation Hospitals for Infectious Diseases, and Report on the Health of Towns.

Apart from the chemists' reports, in themselves extremely valuable as showing careful and painstaking work, we must notice the article of the Secretary, S. W. Abbott, M.D., on Isolation Hospitals. After a review of the

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