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February 17, 1906


Author Affiliations

Chief of the Bureau of Health. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(7):475-479. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510340001001

At the present time nothing can be more appropriate than a discussion of certain modern views concerning public health administration and the auxiliary factors that go to make such administration a success. While the problem of public preventive medicine would, a priori, seem to be easily soluble through the employment of well-established principles, it is found by actual experience to be beset with difficulties, many of which would not exist were there a more intimate acquaintance, on the part of all concerned, with the requirements of the work.

PLEA FOR PROFESSIONAL CO-OPERATION.  With an audience of this character it is perfectly warrantable to assume that success in public health work is not only desirable, but actually demanded, and to expect, therefore, from each individual such co-operation as lies within his power to give. Proceeding on that assumption, it is my purpose to indicate in the course of these remarks the

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