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January 24, 1885

Congress and Public Health.

JAMA. 1885;IV(4):102. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390790018005

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Abstract

—Several weeks since we published in the Journal the copy of a bill to establish a National Board of Health, as prepared by the Conference of State Boards of Health, and submitted to Congress soon after that body assembled in December. In this issue of the Journal, under the head of State Medicine, we give the full text of a bill for the establishment of a Bureau of Health as a permanent department of the National government. The bill has been prepared by Dr. O. W. Wight, of Detroit, Mich., who has devoted much time and attention to sanitary matters and sanitary legislation, and its merits deserve careful consideration.

It was introduced into the Senate by Senator Palmer on the 9th inst. While it is not probable that the present Congress will do more than to appropriate an extra sum of money to be placed at the disposal of the

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