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March 26, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(13):740-741. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440650048008

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The sanitary bills have been up for consideration in the Senate. Senators Sewall of New Jersey, Vest of Missouri, and others took part in the debate. Senator Spooner on the 16th submitted anew his bill, this time, in order that it may be properly reached, as an "Amendment" to the Caffery bill, which action gives it place equal to that of the committee's amendment, which, as will be remembered, struck out all after the enacting clause, etc., etc.

The Marine-Hospital lobby have been active, as also the Mississippi auxiliary, with Acting Assistant Surgeon Robbins, M.-H.S., of Vicksburg, at the fore in the interest of the Caffery bill. Dr. Doty, Health Officer of New York, and Dr. Wingate of Milwaukee, Chairman of the Association Committee, have also been present much of the time, and have advocated the passage of the Spooner bill, which has daily gained friends as its scope and

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