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May 21, 1892

THE WORK AND PAY OF HEALTH OFFICERS.Published by permission of the Michigan State Medical Society.

Author Affiliations


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(21):631-632. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411250001001

Mr. President and Members of the State Medical Society:—I wish, first of all, to thank the Section of Practice of Medicine for this opportunity, to place before you what I have to offer. I have assumed that I would be expected to deal with some subject likely to be of interest to the general practitioners, and which my own occupation might enable me to have more than ordinary opportunities for studying. Inasmuch as the State law now requires that, whereever it is practicable, every health officer shall be a physician, and there are now fifteen hundred health officers chosen in Michigan every year, there is a possibility of my subject being of interest to a considerable proportion of the general practitioners in the State, because many of them may, at some time, be health officers, and because, if my views were to be carried out, nearly fifteen hundred practitioners would