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This report is one of the most valuable ever published by the Health Department. Dr. Reynolds in his letter of transmittal says, "The general excellence of the work of the department is due in a large measure to Dr. F. W. Reilly, who was appointed assistant Commissioner of Health by the undersigned in January 1895, and most wisely retained during the last administration and reappointed by the present."
The contents of the volume includes the Reports of the Divisions and Bureaus of the Department, contagious diseases, diphtheria, the anginas of 1896, diagnosis of diphtheria, special medical sanitary inspection, inspection of public schools, work of the disinfecting corps, statistics, tables, circulars, etc., of the contagious disease division, circulars of the department, hospital and ambulance system of Chicago, auxiliary medical corps, report of the municipal laboratory, relation of the medical profession to the water supply, regulation in the practice of midwifery,
Biennial Report of the Department of Health of the City of Chicago being for the years 1895 and 1896. Chicago. 1897. JAMA. 1898;XXX(2):104–105. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440540052023
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