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December 24, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(26):2206-2207. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690260054022

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International Office of Public Hygiene  Most of the work of the permanent committee of the International Office of Public Hygiene has been devoted to the following questions: Article 28 of the convention held in 1926 provides that the International Office of Public Hygiene shall draw up a document to be used as a certificate of deratization or exemption from deratization. The draft of this document has been completed and will be forwarded to the governments interested.The committee has given its opinion, requested by the International Hydrographic Bureau, respecting signals for use by maritime sanitary services. The question of employing wireless telegraphy for use by these services will be decided at the next session, in 1928.The international sanitary conference held in Paris last year requested the office to study the question of surgeons attached to the mercantile service, concerning their qualifications and facilities to be accorded to ships having

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