The Possible Suppression of the Ministry of Public Health
Although the ministry of public health was established only a little more than a year ago, its abolishment is already being considered for reasons of economy. Speaking before the Academy of Medicine, Prof. G. Hayem entered a protest against the proposed measure. A commission composed of the section on hygiene of the academy, cooperating with Professor Hayem, has been appointed to look into the question. The syndicate of physicians of the department of the Seine petitioned the finance committees of the chamber of deputies and of the senate, respectively, not only to maintain the ministry of public health but to combine with it all the services pertaining to public welfare and public health.
The Campaign Against Tuberculosis
The public bureau of social hygiene of the department of the Seine for the suppression of transmissible diseases, more particularly tuberculosis, controls at present