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October 5, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(14):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470400040007

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In a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury, Surgeon General Wyman of the Marine-Hospital Service proposes a plan for the organization of a yellow fever institute under the auspices of his bureau. The members are to be the officers of the Marine-Hospital Service and others specially qualified, who may be invited to assist. The plan includes four sections, each having special topics for its consideration, and each section will be under the direction of one of the bureau medical officers who, with the surgeon general, the director of the hygienic laboratory and a secretary, will constitute a supervising body. There will be bulletins published from time to time as material is afforded by the investigations and "it is believed that the organization will meet with a degree of success warranting its existence." The prime motive for the proposed organization appears to be the demands by commercial interests for the

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