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January 1, 1898

Department of Public Health.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440530049010

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Washington, Dec. 7, 1897.

Honorable Frank S. Gardner, Secretary New York Board of Trade and Transportation, New York City.

Dear Sir:  —Having seen a letter addressed to yourself by Warren E. Anderson, dated Pensacola, Florida, Nov. 24, 1897, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in which this gentleman undertakes a serial criticism of "The Efficiency of the Marine-Hospital Service in the conduct of Federal Health Affairs," and which he states is made "without malice toward any one or animus of a personal character whatever," I take the liberty of stating to you that there appeared before a board of examiners of the Marine-Hospital Service in June, 1883, one Warren E. Anderson, a native of Marianna, Florida, and a graduate of the Medical College of Alabama. It may be interesting for you to inquire whether the gentleman who writes to you upon the character and abilities of

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