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April 2, 1892

A BILL TO ESTABLISH A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(14):435-436. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411180027013

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be established a Department of Public Health. There shall be appointed from civil life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Medical Secretary of Public Health, who shall be intrusted with the management of the Department herein established He shall be paid an annual salary of —. He shall, with the approval of the President, provide suitable offices for the Department, and shall employ such assistants and clerks as may be necessary.

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the Department of State to obtain from consular officers at foreign ports and places all available information in regard to sanitary conditions of such ports and places, and transmit the same to the Department of Public Health; and the Secretary

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