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fully call the attention of my professional colleagues. This is the fact that peradventure some "practical politician" would be made the Secretary in charge of the new portfolio instead of a medical hygienist. The ridiculous and unfortunate state of affairs that would be induced under these circumstances need hardly be dilated upon. The proper person to fill the new position must be a physician, and he must be a physician who is high authority on questions connected with preventive medicine.doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440570044019 fatcat:cbaak24vonez7dqafxyc74wj5a