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March 26, 1910

A Department of Public Health

JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550390054012

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Cincinnati, March 19, 1910.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, March 19, just received, appears some correspondence between myself and Hon. Robert L. Owen of the United States Senate, regarding proposed legislation looking toward the establishment of a Department of Public Health. In the second paragraph of my letter, on page 985 of The Journal, appears a reference to the action taken by the Legislative Conference held at Chicago, March 2, 1910. My letter was written to Senator Owen on March 10, at which time I had not seen the official minutes of the Conference. The minutes which have reached me only to-day show that two references were made to this subject.

  1. The report of the Committee on Federal and State Regulation of Public Health reads as follows: "We suggest that a bill be passed that will give recognition of the health interests of the country in the title

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