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April 1, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXII(13):716-717. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450400034007

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It will be gratifying to the many friends in the United States of Dr. Frederick Montizambert, the distinguished superintendent of quarantine of Canada, and former president of the American Public Health Association, to learn that he has recently been appointed director-general of public health of the Dominion of Canada, with the rank of deputy minister.

With the example of our neighboring republic on the South, which has long since intrusted the sanitary interests of Mexico to the Consejo Superior de Salubridad Publica (Superior Council of Public Health— a National Board of Health), of which Dr. Eduardo Licéaga is president, also an ex-president of the American Public Health Association; and now on our northern boundary, that of a director-general of public health, whose office is but a degree below that of a cabinet minister, it may be hoped that Congress will no longer delay establishing a National board of health for

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