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January 3, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(1):27. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390760035012

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Chicago, Ill., Dec. 22, 1884.

To the Editor:  —Having noticed in last week's issue of the Journal, the bill presented to the Committee on Public Health on the above subject, and which doubtless will be introduced in Congress by Mr. Beach, chairman of this committee, the thought has occurred to me, as doubtless it has to many others who have read the bill, that while it covers the ground very completely indeed for the purpose for which it is intended, a suggestion may not be devoid of interest at this time, to be offered, perhaps, as an amendment to this bill, or to that portion of it which relates more particularly to the selection of members which shall constitute the National Board of Health. And I trust while doing so I may not be regarded as acting in the capacity of instructor to the honorable representative from New York, nor

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