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June 4, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(23):724. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411270032023

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  I take pleasure in informing you that at the last meeting of the Medical Society of the State of West Virginia, May 25, 26 and 27, at Clarksburg, W. Va., the resolution was unanimously adopted to appoint a special committee, which should urge the passage of the Caldwell Bill, creating a Cabinet officer of Public Health, upon the Senators and Representatives in Congress from our State.West Virginia is in line, and if all State Societies work in unison under the leadership of the American Medical Association, we surely will be able to pass the Bill and accomplish other reforms to the honor of our profession. One of the subjects which was extensively discussed at our meeting was the " water supply and its relation to the spread of typhoid fever." The majority of the debaters admitted that chemical analysis

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