Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Cover of the Bulletin from 1947
Volume 1, issue 1 of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1947/1948.
Cover of The Bulletin mensuel de l’Office international d’hygiène publique
The Bulletin mensuel de l’Office international d’hygiène publique was one of the predecessors of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.


































The Interim Commission met in Geneva in 1946.
The Interim Commission met in Geneva in 1946. From left are Professor A Stampar, a consultant to the commission and Dr Brock Chisholm, first Director-General of WHO.
The Interim Commission, which was charged with establishing the United Nations health agency that eventually became WHO, discussed the possibility of publishing a journal to promote its work several times at meetings from 1946 to 1948.
The Interim Commission, which was charged with establishing the United Nations health agency that eventually became WHO, discussed the possibility of publishing a journal to promote its work several times at meetings from 1946 to 1948.
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