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December 20, 1884

A National Board of Health.

JAMA. 1884;III(25):694-696. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390740022008

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—Our readers will remember that a National Conference of State Boards of Health was held in St. Louis during the recent meeting of the American Public Health Association in that city, in which measures were taken to influence the action of Congress in favor of the reëstablishment of a National Board of Health. The members of the Conference appointed to further this object were to reassemble in Washington soon after the opening of the present session of Congress. We are informed that there were present at this last Conference delegates from twenty-five States, and forty principal cities of the United States and Canada. The result has been the preparation of the following bill and its presentation to the Committee on Public Health, by whom it is expected the same will be brought before the two houses of Congress. The bill is as follows:

A BILL.  To amend an Act entitled " An act to

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