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The 1798 act was a targeted law, addressing a specific problem (international trade and piracy on the high seas)

Then the Marine Hospital Service (MHS)could never have been created if what is claimed is what was intended. As the MHS was created by the US govt, and eventually became the US Dept of Health and Human Services (an official division of the US govt), that means the author's *desired* interpretation of the 1798 law is not what was intended by the lawmakers in 1798. His opinion is just that, and nothing more. The *facts* contradict his claims, and he totally ignores those facts ("an inconvenient truth" that was never mentioned by him *because* it killed his allegations dead in their tracks).
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