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October 26, 1918

Medical News

JAMA. 1918;71(17):1422-1427. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600430068017

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Tribute to Former Surgeon-General Gorgas and Major-General Noble.  —In a discussion in the House of Representatives, Oct. 2, 1918, on a bill to provide an additional building for the United States Public Health Service, Representative Bankhead paid the following tribute to Surgeon-General Gorgas:And, in this connection, Mr. Chairman, it just occurred to me that in a very few weeks, on account of reaching the age limit, the great Surgeon-General of the United States, Gen. William C. Gorgas, will be retired from his present position. I want to say that the people of my native State of Alabama took a great pride in the achievements of that great medical man. His usefulness not only reflects itself in the

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