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Public Health

Title: Writings of Dr. Charles Hewitt
Type: Document
Date: 1896
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Charles Hewitt, director of the State Board of Health, wrote these notes about the importance of hygiene in the prevention of disease.
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Writings of Dr. Charles Hewitt

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  1. Hewitt gave this speech to members of a medical society. What arguments had been made against the medical profession at that time?



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  2. What does Hewitt think the physician should do?



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  3. What social ills does Hewitt think that clean soil, water, homes, and sunlight will be able to cure?



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  4. How do you think the doctors who listened to Hewitt's speech felt about what he said?



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