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Municipalities may properly boast of their natural advantages, their parks, public buildings, and commercial and industrial development, but one of the best measures of the intelligence, social-mindedness and governmental efficiency of a community is its public health record. Too often claims in this field are presented only as generalities, expressed by such terms as 'healthy,' 'healthful,' or 'salubrious'. The Journal of the American Medical Association has rendered an important service in this respect by the publication of an annual comparative survey of the typhoid fever death rates in the large cities of the United States. The twentieth report* in this
CIVIC PRIDE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1553–1554. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1553
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1553-1554.
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