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August 11, 1918

Former NYC health commissioner Goldwater, chair of the AHA war committee wants federal control in case "Spanish flu" becomes an epidemic in America as in the Europe. 50% of doctors are in service, and 95% of the populaiton lack access to physicians. 

Source: "Federal Control of Doctors Urged to Guard Health," New York Tribune, August 11, 1918. Page 8, Column 8.

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