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March 23, 1929

CONGRESS HONORS THE YELLOW FEVER COMMISSION

JAMA. 1929;92(12):984. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700380042014

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Abstract

The work of Walter Reed and his associates of the Yellow Fever Commission has now been officially recognized by the Congress of the United States and approved by the President. The twenty-two members of the military establishment who participated in the experimental investigation of yellow fever in Cuba are to constitute a roll of honor that shall be published annually in the Army Register. In further recognition of their public service, gold medals will be presented to those who are living and posthumously to representatives of those who have died. Congress provided also a pension of $125 a month to the sixteen living members and to the widow of one of the soldiers. The everlasting benefit resulting from the courage of these men has received consideration on previous occasions, and from time to time aid has been extended to some of those in need. The report of these experiments published

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