The need for adequate public health services by a community is a basic one. Such programs as home and school nursing, water and sewer facilities, milk and food sanitation, vector control and refuse disposal have markedly contributed toward disease prevention. The sanitarian must not forget to emphasize that there is a valid economic justification for complete public health services. This fact is often overlooked. The public health worker has a very real job of selling to do in order to bring about general acceptance of the philosophy that “sanitation is a way of life.”

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