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[ Acts No. 1836, May 27, 1908 ]

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE EXPENDITURE' OF FOUR THOUSAND PESOS FOR TRAVELING EXPENSES AND SUBSISTENCE OF TWO DELEGATES FROM THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TUBERCULOSIS TO BE HELD AT WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FROM SEPTEMBER TWENTY-NINTH TO OCTOBER TWELFTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHT.

Whereas the faculty of the Philippine Medical School has been invited to send, two delegates to the International Congress on Tuberculosis to be held at Washington, District of Columbia, from September twenty-ninth to October twelfth, nineteen hundred and eight, inclusive: and

"Whereas tuberculosis is the principal cause of death in the Philippine Islands today and  is  known  to  be  rapidly  increasing in the city of Manila : Now, therefore,

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Legislature, that:

SECTION 1. The sum of four thousand pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in  the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for traveling expenses and expenses of subsistence while traveling of two delegates from the Philippine Medical School who shall attend the International Congress on Tuberculosis to be held at Washington, District of Columbia, from September twenty-ninth to October twelfth, nineteen hundred and eight, inclusive.   The amount thus appropriated shall also be available for the traveling  expenses and subsistence of said delegates while visiting hospitals for the treatment of tuberculosis in the United  States.

SEC. 2. Said delegates shall be appointed by the Governor-General and during the period of their absence from the Philippine Islands shall  receive  their  regular  salaries  as  employees of the Insular Government.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, May 27, 1908.

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