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A Plea for Public Health in Villages.

A Plea for Public Health in Villages. —When a fire breaks out in a village, every person considers it a duty to give a general alarm, and, especially, prompt notice of it to the fire departments, and all citizens coöperate for the speedy extinction of the fire. If this were not done, the property in the village would be quite generally endangered by the possible spread of the fire. Why is it that when a dangerous communicable disease breaks out—one which may spread and endanger quite generally the lives of persons in the village—there is, so frequently, no such general alarm and prompt notice to a well-organized department of the village government, and no general coöperation for the extinction of the disease? Is not a person's life of more consequence than his property? Is not the saving of the lives of their children of as much consequence to the inhabitants of the village, as the saving of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A Plea for Public Health in Villages.

JAMA , Volume XIX (22) – Nov 26, 1892

A Plea for Public Health in Villages.

Abstract


—When a fire breaks out in a village, every person considers it a duty to give a general alarm, and, especially, prompt notice of it to the fire departments, and all citizens coöperate for the speedy extinction of the fire. If this were not done, the property in the village would be quite generally endangered by the possible spread of the fire. Why is it that when a dangerous communicable disease breaks out—one which may spread and endanger quite generally the lives...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1892 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1892.02420220024007
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Abstract

—When a fire breaks out in a village, every person considers it a duty to give a general alarm, and, especially, prompt notice of it to the fire departments, and all citizens coöperate for the speedy extinction of the fire. If this were not done, the property in the village would be quite generally endangered by the possible spread of the fire. Why is it that when a dangerous communicable disease breaks out—one which may spread and endanger quite generally the lives of persons in the village—there is, so frequently, no such general alarm and prompt notice to a well-organized department of the village government, and no general coöperation for the extinction of the disease? Is not a person's life of more consequence than his property? Is not the saving of the lives of their children of as much consequence to the inhabitants of the village, as the saving of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 26, 1892

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