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March 5, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(10):563-564. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440620051009

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Last week in Congress there were hearings by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, of which Mr. W. P. Hepburn of Iowa is Chairman. Dr. U. O. B. Wingate, Chairman of the American Medical Association Committee and Secretary of the Wisconsin State Board of Health, appeared in favor of the Spooner Bill, as did also Dr. H. B. Horlbeck of Charleston, S. C., Health Officer of that city, and Dr. A. H. Doty, Health Officer of the City of New York. On the other side appeared the Chief of the Marine-Hospital Service, with some officers, and Dr. Drake, a railroad surgeon of Atlanta.

Dr. Horlbeck made the principal speech against the Caffery-Hepburn Bill, and in favor of the Spooner Bill. The points were such as have been summarized in the account of the Mobile meeting, and were sound and well taken. Congressman Mahon of Pennsylvania also appeared before the

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