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December 26, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(26):711. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391250011006

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The recent meeting of this important National Organization in Washington was well attended, and many important papers and reports were presented, as our readers will learn from the unusually full report of the proceedings which is being published in our columns. The opinion seemed to prevail very generally among those present, that the General Government ought to establish some kind of National Health Organization, but in regard to details as to the form the organization should take, there appeared to be as great a diversity of views as ever. Some advocate the reinvigoration of the National Board of Health; some, the establishment of a new Board to be composed of members selected from the several State Boards of Health; others, a Bureau of Health headed by a Commissioner as an attachment to either the Interior, the State or the Treasury Departments of the General Government; while a few at least,

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