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June 1, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(22):860. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430220038010

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The Journal of April 27 gave notice of the organization of a coöperative bacteriologic investigation by the committee on water supplies of the American Public Health Association, and of the difficulties encountered by the committee in drawing up a scheme of laboratory methods for use in the investigation.

We now invite the attention of boards of health, State and municipal, to the call of the committee for a convention in the Academy of Medicine, New York City, on June 21 next. We trust that the laboratories of each board will be represented at the meeting, to aid in making its results give accurate expression to the experience of American bacteriologists on the points at issue. Collegiate institutions also are interested, as the subjects to be discussed by the con vention are those of pure or scientific bacteriology irrespective of the practical work hereafter to be undertaken by the members of

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