It affords me great pleasure to attend this convention, devoted to the consideration of practical problems of administrative science as they relate to the municipality.
It is particularly appropriate that North Carolina, the first state during colonial days to move for independence with all that word implies, should maintain organized effort of this character for the betterment of social, economic and hygienic conditions among her citizens.
As a member of the Public Health Service of the United States the problems of sanitation are of greatest interest to me, and it is, therefore, deemed appropriate, in response to your invitation, to outline briefly certain responsibilities and privileges of the municipality in its relation to the health of the country at large.
The health of the people of a country stands in the front rank of public considerations. On it depend their individual health and happiness, and ultimately the material prosperity and