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I had hoped that I could prepare a paper in response to the invitation of the Chairman, but was uncertain whether I could attend this meeting, and was too hurried to prepare a formal essay. However, the day before I left Washington I received from the Public Printer the Annual Report of the Marine-Hospital Service, 1895, which had been in his hands four or five months, and as the material therein is new, I thought it might be of interest to bring it with me, and explain to this Section that portion of the report which relates to the public health service.
If you will turn to page 249 you will see a résumé of the operations of the service in the interest of public health during the last year. Referring to the preceding portion of the report I may say it deals directly with the operations of the Marine-Hospital
WYMAN W. REMARKS RELATIVE TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(9):471–472. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430870019001i
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