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December 20, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(25):2021-2022. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660250059017

The bill7 introduced into Congress at the instance of a majority of the Joint Committee on the Reorganization of the Executive Departments unfortunately does not seem to provide effective reorganization of the health activities of the Federal Government: The Children's Bureau is to remain in the Department of Labor, although the original plan included it among the bureaus to be transferred; the Division of Vital Statistics of the Bureau of the Census is to remain in the Department of Commerce, and public health activities among the Indians are still to be discharged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in the Department of the Interior. The Public Health Service, it is true, is to be shifted from the Treasury Department to a proposed Department of Education and Relief, but otherwise its status is to remain unchanged. So far as public health functions are concerned, therefore, little or nothing will be