A National Research Laboratory

S. E. Hampton
1903 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
Ilo. Dr. Barrios assumed office last September, and within a week he had secured the passage of a law by the senate, or¬ ganizing a national board of public health as a section of his department. Its duties are to be similar to those of our marine-hospital service, with a director and a subdirector for the subsections of hygiene and demography. Peru, with nearly 1,000,000 square miles, has only 4,000,000 inhabitants, and the population has been declining or stationary for sev¬ eral years.
doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490390041011 fatcat:yijqcbkhhzgelcrt3sswkbwgme