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May 14, 1898

Wyman's Method.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720048010

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State Board of Health of Kentucky, Executive Office.

Bowling Green, Ky., May 2, 1898.

To the Editor:  —In the April 1 number of "Health Reports," published by the United States Marine-Hospital Service, the statement was officially made that, during the recent epidemic of smallpox at Middlesboro, national aid was sent to this State at the request of this Board and of Governor Bradley, and that the representative of that Service found the methods of this Board inefficient. As the epidemic was practically under control at the time of the unwarranted interference of this Service, and as their interference was wholly uninvited, I at once wrote the Supervising Surgeon-General asking that the false and unjust statements be corrected. As he has declined to make this correction, and as this Bureau is the chief obstacle to the enactment of efficient national legislation for the protection of the public health interests of the

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