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August 30, 1941

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1941;117(9):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820350138016

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Abstract

MEDICAL LEGISLATION 

MEDICAL BILLS IN CONGRESS 

Change in Status.—  S. J. Res. 104, introduced by Senator Langer, North Dakota, on August 19, passed the Senate on August 21. The resolution proposes to create an Encephalitis Control Board, to consist of six members, one member to be the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, who is to serve as chairman, one member to be an officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture, to be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, and one member from each of the states of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, to be appointed by the Surgeon General. The board is to be authorized, in cooperation with the United States Public Health Service and the health authorities of the states, to investigate and study the origin and causes of encephalitis. The board is to be granted the power to (1) put under quarantine

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