Leadership

Fire Department Medical Examiner and His Duties

Issue 23 and Volume 79.

Fire Department Medical Examiner and His Duties Strict Health Tests and Need for Perfect Physical Manhood—Color Blindness and Deafness—Method of Tracing Defective Hearing ONE of the foremost medical authorities connected with fire department work in America is Dr. William Joseph McNally, who for the past ten years has held the position of medical examiner of the Boston Fire Department. He was born in Charlestown, Mass., on October 8, 1863; and after attending the public schools, went to Boston College and the Harvard Medical School, graduating from the latter institution in the Class of 1887. In 1908 he established the first open air school in the Prescott School District of Charlestown, the objects being the segregation of defective juveniles, the tabulation on card records of the same, and the correction of known defects under medical supervision. Regulation feeding was provided for the children while under exposure to fresh air and outdoor…

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