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February 27, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(9):269-271. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411130025008

Dr. Benjamin Lee, Secretary of the State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, has just issued his seventh annual report, which reviews the work done during the past year. It also speaks hopefully of the prospects of obtaining from the present legislature an appropriation sufficiently large to enable some needed reforms to be instituted in the near future, and statutory enactments which will place the work of the Board on a firmer basis, confirm its powers and extend its usefulness. The very valuable services rendered by the State Board during the period succeeding the disastrous flood at Johnstown and other places,was duly recognized by the Executive, and in his message to the legislature, Jan. 5, 1891. Governor Beavor appreciatively referred to this work, and recommended that the authority of the Board be increased and that sufficient means should be placed at their disposal to enable its very important work to