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February 19, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(8):439-440. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440600039006

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The most important sanitary Convention of recent years was held in Mobile on the 9th, 10th and 11th of February. The Convention was composed principally of representatives from the Gulf and South-Atlantic States, a few invited members being present. The Committee on Resolutions were divided ten to two, ten favoring the Spooner Bill as it stands, and two favoring the modified Caffery Bill. These two were from Georgia.

On these reports reaching the Convention they were debated at length; the Hon. W. H. Clarke of Mobile made a substitute resolution, and the following action was taken (we quote from the minutes of the meeting):

Mr. Clarke asked leave to withdraw his substitute and offer another in its place. Granted.

Col. Kay, of the minority report, withdrew the report.

Dr. Horlbeck withdrew the majority report and moved that Clarke's substitute be adopted. Carried unanimously and amid great applause. The substitute reads

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