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Los Angeles Department of Health Publications Collection
SC.LADH  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Los Angeles Department of Health Publications Collection
    Creator: Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Health
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.LADH
    Extent: 1.17 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1943
    Abstract: The Los Angeles Department of Health Publications Collection consists of publications produced by the Los Angeles Board of Health between 1909 and 1943. The collection consists of bulletins, booklets, reports, and flyers intended to disseminate public health information to the residents of Los Angeles.
    Language of Material: English

    Scope and Contents

    The Los Angeles Department of Health Publications Collection consists of publications produced by the Los Angeles Board of Health between 1909 and 1943. Dr. Luther Milton Powers was elected Health Commissioner in 1897 and held that office until his death in 1924. Under Powers' direction, the Monthly Bulletin was intended to "…give the citizens of Los Angeles an idea of the work of the department and to assist the residents by making careful statements of actual conditions in all matters, with which it deals, in serving the public health." Following the death of Powers, Dr. George Parrish, former Health Officer of St. Louis and Portland, Oregon, was hired to take his place. Parrish expanded public outreach by publishing a Monthly Letter and a monthly booklet titled, Civic Health, as well as annual reports, flyers, and a series of bulletins featuring particular diseases. The collection is arranged chronologically by publication date.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Los Angeles Department of Health.

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    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

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    Tony Gardner