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October 22, 1898

For a National Bureau of Health.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(17):996-997. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450170050011

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Detroit, October 14, 1898.

To the Editor:  —It is now the time of the year that the medical men of the United States should be sounding the candidates for the office of United States Representative as to the position they are going to take upon the question of establishing the National Bureau of Health.The Wayne County Medical Society of Michigan, the largest medical society in the State, excepting the State Society, passed resolutions last evening, appointing a committee to look after this matter, and also to inquire into the position that the State Representatives will take on this matter when the selection of United States Senators goes before them. Individually, several members of our Society have also taken pains to see various prospective candidates so as to place this matter before them in such a light that they may act intelligently upon the question when presented to them; and

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