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December 10, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(24):1425. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450240041005

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The President's message again recommends the commission of experts asked for by the American Public Health Association, and it is sincerely hoped in medical circles that a certain Washington Bureau will kindly permit Congress to act on the recommendation of the President without too much opposition.

In my last annual message I recommended that Congress authorize the appointment of a commission for the purpose of making systematic investigations with reference to the cause and prevention of yellow fever. This matter has acquired an increased importance as the result of the military occupation of the Island of Cuba and the commercial intercourse between this island and the United States, which we have every reason to expect.

The sanitary problems connected with our new relations with the Island of Cuba and the acquisition of Porto Rico are no less important than those relating to finance, commerce and administration. It is my earnest

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