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February 20, 1897

City of Chicago Second Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission to His Honor, the Mayor, for the year ending Dec. 31, 1896.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(8):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440080045019

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Abstract

The successful working of the Illinois Civil Service law is a source of gratification to all who have had the pleasure of witnessing the results of the Commissioners' labor in the city of Chicago.

It is evident that the much neglected science of government of our great cities is being rescued from obscurity and the problem is rapidly being solved.

The operations of the Medical Board are creditable. It will be remembered that this board was recommended to be appointed by the Chicago Medical Society, and the commissioners very wisely accepted their recommendation.

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