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May 17, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(20):557-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390430025009

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Medical Matters Before Congress—The Bureau of Animal Industry—Provisions of the Pleuro-Pneumonia Bill as it Passed the Senate.  —April 29.—As amended and passed by the Senate, the bill providing for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Industry and the extirpation of contagious cattle diseases, provides, that the Commissioner of Agriculture shall organize in his department a Bureau of Animal Industry, with a chief, who shall be a competent veterinary surgeon, and who shall investigate and report the condition of the domestic animals of the United States, and the causes of contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases among them. He shall also collect such other information on these subjects, as may be valuable to the agricultural, or commercial interests of the United States. For the purposes of the Bureau, the Commissioner of Agriculture is authorized to employ a force, not to exceed twenty persons at one time. The salary of the chief

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