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March 10, 1956

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1956;160(10):878-879. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960450060017
Abstract

FEDERAL MEDICAL LEGISLATION 

Second Session, 84th Congress 

Mosquito Research and Control Grants  Senator Holland (D., Fla.), in S. 2870, Congressman Fascell (D., Fla.), in H. R. 8348, and Congressman Sikes (D., Fla.), in H. R. 8400, have introduced identical bills to authorize funds "to provide for research and technical assistance relating to the control of saltmarsh and other pest mosquitoes of public health importance and mosquito vectors of human disease." The administration of funds would be vested in the surgeon general of the Public Health Service, who would establish a program to encourage states and local governments in the extermination of mosquitoes and to collect and disseminate information relating thereto. He would also conduct, in the Public Health Service, research and demonstration projects to develop methods for extermination and control of mosquitoes. Upon request from a state, he would be authorized to conduct studies and demonstrations to solve any specific

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