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July 26, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(4):110. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390530026013

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Medical Matters before Congress—Medical Inspectors at Foreign Consulates—July 2.  —The Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill as before the United States Senate, contains the following clause which was adopted. Expenses of State Department. To enable the Secretary of State to appoint from time to time for such period as is absolutely necessary, medical inspectors to be attached to the United States Consulates in countries where yellow fever, cholera or plague exist in epidemic form, $10,000.

National Board of Health.  —The same bill contains a clause, which was passed to the effect of striking out the existing clause, "That all laws or parts of laws authorizing the appointment of a National Board of Health be, and the same are hereby repealed; " and to insert, " For pay and expenses of the members of the National Board of Health, $8,000; and for the investigation of questions affecting the public health, $10,000."July 3, in

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