In this paper I have made no effort to treat the subject of public health administration exhaustively, nor have I referred extensively to methods in use by other hygienists of the present or the past. I have simply stated some conclusions, together with the data on which they are founded, and in a way this paper is like a case report, dealing with my own work.
I have long been of the opinion that there are two distinct aspects of state medicine. One of these is knowing the remedy to be applied, and the other is knowing how to get the people to apply the remedy. The first consideration I take for granted as a requisite possessed by every good sanitarian. The second consideration—how to get the people to apply the remedy—is the main theme of this paper.
There are men, and intelligent men, who believe that the sanitarian