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Report Of A General Plan For The Promotion Of Public And Personal Health
We believe that the conditions of perfect health, either public or personal, are seldom or never attained, though attainable; -- that the average length of human life may be very much extended, and its physical power greatly augmented; -- that in every year, within this Commonwealth, thousands of lives are lost which might have been saved; -- that tens of thousands of cases of sickness occur, which might have been prevented; -- that a vast amount of unnecessarily impaired health, and physical debility exists among those not actually confined by sickness; -- that these preventable evils require an enormous expenditure and loss of money, and impose upon the people unnumbered and immeasurable calamities, pecuniary, social, physical, mental, and moral, which might be avoided; -- that means exist, within our reach, for their mitigation or removal; -- and that measures for prevention will effect infinitely more, than remedies for the cure of disease....
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Title: Report Of A General Plan For The Promotion Of Public And Personal Health
Creator: Lemuel Shattuck (author)
Date: 1850
Format: Government Document
Publisher: Dutton and Wentworth, Boston
Source: Boston Public Library
Keywords: Alcohol; Boston, MA; Census; Death; Disease; Doctors; Economics; Government; Government Agencies; Jurisprudence; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Lemuel Shattuck; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Policy; Public Health; Public Health & Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy