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February 16, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(7):192-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390320024009

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The following bills of medical interest have been introduced in Congress:

January 7.—By Mr. Ellis, H. R., 2211. To construct, maintain, and support a floating ward or hospital in connection with the United States Marine Hospital at New Orleans. This bill appropriates $30,000 for this purpose, and is to be for the reception, treatment, and maintenance of all United States Marine Hospital patients, and of foreign sailors admitted thereto, suffering from contagious or infectious diseases. It is to be moored in the stream of the Mississippi River, to be properly isolated, and served by a suitable steam launch, purchased for the purpose out of the balance of the appropriation.

January 7.—By Mr. King, H. R., 2219. To investigate the origin and spread of charbon in animals. This bill appropriates $5,000, to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Agriculture.

On January 15, a resolution was introduced in the

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