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March 10, 1900

Department of Public Health.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(10):636-637. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460100058023

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Milwaukee, Wis., March 6, 1900.

To the Editor:  It seems desirable at this time to call the attention of members of the Assocation to the fact that the Committee on Department of Public Health is actively engaged in attempting to have passed, by the present Fifty-sixth Congress, the bill which has been indorsed by the Association at two or three of its last meetings. The bill now before the present Congress is known as the "Spooner-Ray Bill" (S. 1440; H. R. 6618), introduced in the Senate by Mr. Spooner of Wisconsin, and referred to the Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine, and introduced in the House by Mr. Ray of New York, and referred to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.This bill is in every way identical with the one which was presented, together with the report of the committee, to the Association at Philadelphia, Denver and

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