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February 27, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(9):429-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440090047018

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New York Academy of Medicine.  —At the annual meeting in January (see Journal, February 6), the President reported the following officers for the ensuing year: President, E. G. Janeway; vice-president, Everett Herrick; trustees, Joseph D. Bryant, Clement Cleveland; committee on library, C. H. Knight; on admissions, Thomas E. Satterthwaite. The scientific business of the meeting was introduced by a paper by Dr. H. D. Chapin upon the prevention of the spread of contagious diseases, in which the author emphasizes the view that the public schools were the most potent factor in such spread. Especially is this true of the schools in the poorer sections of the city. All the elements favoring the spread of disease are found there. The ventilation is poor and the cubic air space insufficient, being much less than the board of health requires for lodging houses. Great stress was laid upon the unsuitableness of the wardrobes

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