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April 23, 1892

A PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER IN THE PRESIDENT'S CABINET.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(17):534. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411210028008

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Abstract

With scarcely an exception the American medical journals have supported the movement inaugurated at the last meeting of the American Medical Association, which urged upon Congress the necessity for, and value to the Nation of a Cabinet Officer of Public Health.

The secular press have also, greatly to their credit, supported the measure.

In fact, the proposition has met with very little adverse criticism in any quarter.

The American Medical Association having started the work of obtaining proper legislation to this end, and with entire unanimity on the part of its members in session at Washington, it is now very desirable that the State Societies should, at their meetings, take up the subject and adopt suitable resolutions affirming the desirability of prompt action on the part of the present Congress in its enactment of the bill now pending, and urge upon all State Society members to correspond with their own

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