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Politics and Public Health

John W. Hill
JAMA. 1911;LVII(21):1713. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110213027.
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To the Editor:  —The editorial in The Journal, November 4, p. 1542, in which was stated that Dr. Probst had been removed from the secretaryship of the Ohio State Board of Health for political reasons, is wrong in two respects.Dr. Probst was not removed at all, but resiged voluntarily, and the reasons which he gave the board were not, as you state, political, but that he thought he had served the state of Ohio long enough, that he was anxious to take several months' rest in Europe and Finally, that he wished to devote the remainder of his active experience to the building up of his medical practice.Other reasons than these have been given by some of Dr. Probst's friends and by the Republican press in and out of the state, but until Dr. Probst returns from Europe and personally confirms these reasons, they cannot very well be


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