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February 23, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(8):220-221. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390330024012

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On January 29, a bill was introduced into the U. S. Senate for abolishing the office of Assistant Surgeon-General.

At the same date a bill was introduced into the House of Representatives providing for the sale, at public auction, of the Naval Hospitals at Chelsea, Mass.; Brooklyn, New York, and Annapolis, Maryland.

The newspapers of recent date (Jan 31) give an account of an interview of two medical men in the Government Service with the committee on the Distrrct of Columbia, House of Representatives. They expressed views in favor of a bill (H. R. 1791) which reads: That any corporation in the District of Columbia which shall withhold any privileges of membership therein from any person on account of said person being in the service of the United States, shall forfeit its corporate powers, and upon complaint and satisfactory proof thereof to the District Court, said court shall declare null

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