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May 7, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(19):595. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411230025013

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It is a matter of much gratification to note how generally the State societies are taking action on subjects brought before the American Medical Association at the last annual meeting. This is particularly the case with regard to petitions to Congress to enact the Bill now pending pertaining to the Cabinet Officer of Public Health.

The necessity for such an officer is so generally apparent that the proposition meets with universal commendation, where and whenever it has been broached in a medical society meeting.

The labors of Dr. C. G. Comegys, Chairman of the Association Committee, have been untiring, and should be crowned with the success they so richly deserve.

The manner of taking up this subject by the State Societies and making the cause their own, aptly illustrates the possibilities of other important measures being furthered to a successful issue by a more compact and practical unification of the

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