Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1878. First edition. 8vo, unbound pamphlet (lacks wrappers), 24 pages. Corners a bit creased and chipped; small chip at the gutter of the title page; a very good copy. Item #9766
Important progress in the fight for public health in the United States, undertaken at a meeting of the APHA in the wake of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic. With Dr. James L. Cabell at its head, the Association called for a national health agency and made other plans to reform national response to epidemic; the next year saw the founding of the National Board of Health the first federal public health agency (cf. Cabell's entry in American Nat'l Biography).