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July 19, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(3):80-81. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390520024011

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Medical Matters before Congress.  —The mention made in a previous letter, page 698, of the appropriations recommended in the House of Representatives for the contingent epidemic fund and for the support of the National Board of Health, should have been accompanied by the following:Mr. Riggs, from the Committee on the Public Health, submitted the following report: [To accompany bill H. R. 2785.]The Committee on the Public Health, to whom was referred the bill H. R. 2785, have carefully considered the same and the important subjects which it involves, and have the honor to report:That they do not think it would be wise to confer upon the National Board of Health the broad powers which they would possess if this bill should become a law. We believe it will be best to leave the management of the quarantine and epidemics where it rests now. The Secretary of the

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