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March 29, 1884

FROM WASHINGTON.

JAMA. 1884;II(13):359-360. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390370023012
Abstract

On March 3 Mr. Willis introduced a bill into the House of Representatives (H. R. 5650) for the promotion of anatomical science and to prevent the desecration of graves. It provides for the delivering of such bodies as are to be buried at the public expense, and as coming from any of the charitable or correctional institutions of the District of Columbia, to the medical colleges of the District of Columbia. If the deceased should have requested that he be buried, should his kindred claim him within twenty-four hours after his death, or should the deceased be a stranger or traveler, the body shall be buried. Bonds are required that the bodies are to be used for a prop

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