Executive Order 377½

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Thursday, December 7, 1905
Also see Executive Order 421, February 28, 1906.

The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis recently adopted the following resolution:

"Resolved, That in the interest of preventive medicine and the cause of industrial hygiene this association respectfully recommends to the Chief Executive of the nation the desirability of instituting an inquiry through the proper officers of the Government as to the sanitary conditions existing in all Government offices and workshops where a large number of persons are employed, especially with a view of recommending, if necessary, measures for the prevention of tuberculosis therein."


In view of this resolution and in the interest of the Government service, I hereby appoint Surg. Gen. Robert M. O'Reilly, U. S. Army, Surg. Gen. P. M. Rixey, U. S. Navy, and Surg. Gen. Walter Wyman, of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, a committee to prepare and submit to the President for approval a plan for carrying out the intent of the above resolution, and the committee is hereby empowered to detail one or more persons from each of the Services named for the purpose of assisting in the formation of a plan for investigation and action.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

December 7, 1905.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).