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July 9, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):54-56. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020026007

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The Health Boards of Cities.  —Drs. Jacobi and Prudden, following the example of Dr. Janeway, have resigned their Health Board positions in New York City. In the editorial columns of the Herald of that city it is intimated that the Academy of Medicine will be called upon to pass its opinion on the existing methods of health administration, inclusive of the practice of removing capable medical men from office in order to make room for politicians. The writer adds regarding the retirement of Drs. Jacobi and Prudden: "These two physicians are eminent in their profession and their work in behalf of the public will be greatly missed. If it leads to any improvement in the methods, scope and independence of health officers, it would not be a bad thing." If it can be proved before the Academy of Medicine that competent medical men are removed on the pressure of office-seekers,

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