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United States. Public Health Service. The ship's medicine chest and first aid at sea
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Public Health Service Hospitals Historical Collection
Identifier: MS C 471
Abstract The origins of the Public Health Service hospital system date to the passage in 1798 of the law creating the Marine Hospital Fund to care for merchant seamen. Contained herein are materials on the history of the Public Health Service hospitals and their administration. Included are the history files for each hospital maintained by the Division of Hospital's Information Office as well as documents relating to the conversion or closure of each hospital; program files, reports, and planning...