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Principal Causes of Illness in Typical American City

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Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(10):848-850. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-10-848
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Public Health in a given community depends upon the personal health of each individual. Health officials generally have recognized, according to Surgeon General Cumming of the United States Public Health Service, that although a great deal is accomplished by means that deal with community conditions, yet the individual is the foundation upon which the public health is built. In order to know what diseases must be guarded against it must first be known what diseases are present.

Not only the causes of death but the causes of ill health as well are of great importance to health officers and physicians


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