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November 27, 1909

THE ATTEMPT TO DEGRADE THE SANITARY SERVICE AT THE ISTHMUS

JAMA. 1909;LIII(22):1826-1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550220038008
Abstract

Any doubt that an attempt is being made to degrade the Sanitary Department at the Isthmus is removed by the letter of Mr. Mann to the Bureau of Legislation, printed in the Department of Correspondence in this issue, and by a study of the bill now pending in Congress, to which that letter relates. The bill in question (H. R. No. 5155; S. 601), now in committee at both ends of the Capitol, was introduced almost simultaneously, in the House, by Mr. Mann, of Illinois, and, in the Senate, by Mr. Crawford, of South Dakota. Its printed title is "A Bill to provide for the government of the Canal Zone, the construction of the Panama Canal and for other purposes"; but it ought to read: "A Bill to provide for the appointment of one director, one chief engineer and one governor and to subordinate the chief sanitary officer to any

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