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January 11, 1908

A DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AND CHARITIES FOR CUBA.

JAMA. 1908;L(2):128. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530280044012

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Abstract

News comes from Cuba that the Consulting Commission, which was appointed by Governor Magoon about a year ago to revise the laws of the Cuban republic, has taken up the question of a rearrangement of the departments of the government, and its first action has been to determine by an unanimous vote that there shall be a separate department of sanitation and charities, the head of which department shall be a member of the cabinet. It will be remembered that a few months ago Governor Magoon issued a decree organizing the National Sanitary Department, which has control of sanitary matters in all the municipalities of the republic. Sanitary affairs in Cuba, before the present American intervention, were in charge of a subordinate bureau of the department of the interior, which had been hampered in its work by political and other influences, but during the period of American intervention this bureau

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