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Entered according to Act of Congress, A.D. 1888, by A. N. BELL, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
THE PRESENT CONDITION, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE NEW YORK QUARANTINE ESTABLISHMENT.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE.
AT the meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine held November 3d, 1887, J. D. Bryant, M.D., Health Commissioner of the New York Department of Health, read a paper entitled "How the Medical Profession Can Aid the Board of Health."
After enumerating several ways by which such aid might be given, he suggested as one of them the appointment immediately by the Academy of Medicine of a conference committee of not more than five of its members to confer with the Health Department on all matters of health relating to the general public when so requested.
The following resolution was then adopted by the Academy, to wit: That the President appoint a committee on conference, consisting of five Fellows of the Academy, including the President, to co-operate when requested with the Health Department, as suggested by Dr. Bryant. The following Fellows were appointed such committee: C. R. Agnew, M.D. ; E. G. Janeway, M.D.; Stephen Smith, M.D.; R. H. Derby, M.D.; A. Jacobi, M.D.
On November 10th, 1887, a meeting of the Committee of Conference was held at the call of Dr. Bryant. The subject of cholera at quarantine was discussed, and descriptions were