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June 8, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(23):812-813. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401000020008

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The American Public Health Association will hold its Seventeenth Annual Meeting at Brooklyn N. Y., on Oct. 22, 23, 24 and 25, 1889. The Executive Committee have selected the following topics for consideration at said meeting:

  1. The Causes and Prevention of Infant Mortality.

  2. Railway Sanitation.

    • Heating and ventilation of railway passenger coaches.

    • Water-supply, water closets, etc.

    • Carrying passengers with communicable diseases.

  1. Steamship Sanitation.

  2. Methods of Scientific Cooking.

  3. Yellow Fever.

    • The unprotected avenues through which yellow fever is liable to be brought into the United States.

    • The sanitary requirements necessary to render a town or city proof against an epidemic of yellow fever.

    • The course to be taken by local health authorities upon the outbreak of yellow fever.

  4. The Prevention and Restriction of Tuberculosis in Man.

  5. Methods of Prevention of Diphtheria, with Results of such Methods.

  6. How far should Health Authorities be permitted to apply known preventive

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