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July 27, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(4):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470300037012

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A new departure in educational lines recently occurred in Burlington, Vt. This was the gathering together of those interested in sanitary science in that state into what is called a "School for Health Officers." This school was provided for in a law recently passed in that state and is held under the auspices of the State Board of Health. Every health officer in the state is expected to attend this school, he being paid per diem and mileage. Others interested in sanitary matters were invited to this first meeting, although only the health officers received any remuneration. Topics of interest to health officers were the main subjects considered, and these covered a variety of questions. From reports of this meeting, one is impressed with the fact that it has proved to be one of practical value, the papers and discussions being such as would help to give the health officers

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