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The executive power of the institute is intrusted to the permanent committee, which, under the direction and control of the general assembly, shall carry out the decisions of the latter and prepare propositions to submit to it.
The permanent committee shall be composed of members designated by the respective governments. Each adhering nation shall be represented in the permanent committee by one member. However, the representation of one nation may be intrusted to a delegate of another adhering nation, provided that the actual number of members shall not be less than fifteen.
The conditions of voting in the permanent committee shall be the same as those indicated in article 3 for the general assemblies.
The permanent committee shall elect from among its members for a period of three years a president and a vice-president, who may be reelected. It shall prepare its internal regulations, vote the budget of the institute within the limits of the funds placed at its disposal by the general assembly, and appoint and remove the officials and employees of its office.
The general secretary of the permanent committee shall act as secretary of the assembly.
The institute, confining its operations within an international sphere, shall
(a) Collect, study, and publish as promptly as possible statistical, technical, or economic information concerning farming, both vegetable and animal products, the commerce in agricultural products, and the prices prevailing in the various markets;
(b) Communicate to parties interested, also as promptly as possible, all the information just referred to;
(c) Indicate the wages paid for farm work;
d) Make known the new diseases of vegetables which may appear in any part of the world, showing the territories infected, the progress of the disease, and, if possible, the remedies which are effective in combating them;
(e) Study questions concerning agricultural cooperation, insurance, and credit in all their aspects; collect and publish information which might be useful in the various countries in the organization of works connected with agricultural cooperation, insurance, and credit;
(f) Submit to the approval of the governments, if there is occasion for it, measures for the protection of the common interests of farmers and for the improvement of their condition, after having utilized all the necessary sources of information, such as the wishes expressed by international or other agricultural congresses or congresses of sciences applied to agriculture, agricultural societies, academies, learned bodies, etc.
All questions concerning the economic interests, the legislation, and the administration of a particular nation shall be excluded from the consideration of the institute.
The nations adhering to the institute shall be classed in five groups, according to the place which each of them thinks it ought to occupy.
The number of votes which each nation shall have and the number of units of assessment shall be established according to the following gradations:
Groups of nations.
Numbers Units of of votes. assessment
I. II III IV
In any event the contribution due per unit of assessment shall never exceed a maximum of 2,500 francs.
As a temporary provision the assessment for the first two years shall not exceed 1,500 francs per unit.
Colonies may, at the request of the nations to which they belong, be admitted to form part of the institute on the same conditions as the independent nations.
The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications exchanged as soon as possible by depositing them with the Italian Government.
In faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention and have hereunto affixed their seals.
Done at Rome the 7th of June one thousand nine hundred and five, in a single original, deposited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, of which certified copies shall be sent through the diplomatic channel to the contracting States.
J. T. MERA.
INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONVENTION.
Concluded October 14, 1905; ratification advised by the Senate Febru
ary 22, 1906; ratified by the President May 29, 1906; proclaimed March 1, 1909.
IV. Further communications.
V. Prompt execution.
CHAPTER 1.-REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED BY THE POWERS SIGNATORY TO THE
CONVENTION AS SOON AS PLAGUE, CHOLERA, OR YELLOW FEVEB APPEARS, IN THEIR TERRITORY.
SECTION 1.-Notification and subsequent communication to other countries.
SECTION II.-Conditions showing a given territory to be infected or to have been
freed from infection.
VII. First case of plague, etc.
IX. Proof. VIII. To whom measures applied.
Since the proclamation of March 1, 1909, this convention has been ratified by Chile,
CHAPTER II.- MEASURES OF DEFENSE BY OTHER COUNTRIES AGAINST TERRITO
RIES DECLARED TO BE INFECTED.
SECTION 1.--Publication of prescribed measures.
X. Publication of measures.
SECTION II.-Merchandise, disinfection, importation, and transit; baggage.
XI. Merchandise incapable of trans
mission. XII. Merchandise not subject to dis
infection. XIII. Merchandise in transit. XIV. Entry of merchandise.
XV. Method and place of disinfec
SECTION III.—Measures in ports and at maritime frontiers.
XX. Classification of ships.
XXIX. Physician on board.
XXX. Special measures.
SECTION IV.-Measures upon land frontiers; travelers; railroads; frontier
zones; river routes.
The presidents of the Republics of Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, United States of America, and Venezuela :
Having found that it is useful and convenient to codify all the measures destined to guard the public health against the invasion and propagation of yellow fever, plague and cholera, have designated as their Delegates, to wit:
Republic of Chile, Sr. Dr. D. Eduardo Moore, Professor of the Medical Faculty, Hospital Physician;
Republic of Costa Rica, Sr. Dr. D. Juan J. Ulloa, Ex-Vice-President, Ex-Minister of the Interior of Costa Rica, Ex-President of the Medical Faculty of Costa Rica;
Republic of Cuba, Sr. Dr. D. Juan Guiteras, Member of the Superior Board of Health of Cuba, Director of the “ Las Animas” Hospital, Professor of General Pathology and Tropical Medicine of the University of Havana, and Sr. Dr. D. Enrique B. Barnet, Executive Chief of the Health Department of Havana, Member and Secretary of the Superior Board of Health of Cuba;
Republic of Ecuador, Sr. Dr. D. Serafin S. Wither, Chargé d'Affaires and Consul-General of Ecuador in New York, and Sr. Dr. D. Miguel H. Alcívar, Member of the Superior Board of Health of Guayaquil, Professor of the Medical Faculty and Surgeon of the General Hospital of Guayaquil;
Republic of the United States of America, Dr. Walter Wyman, Surgeon General of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service of the United States; Dr. H. D. Geddings, Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service of the United States, and Representative of the United States at the Sanitary Convention of Paris; Dr. J. F. Kennedy, Secretary of the Board of Health of the State of Iowa; Dr. John S. Fulton, Secretary of the Board of Health of the State of Maryland; Dr. Walter D. McCaw, Major, Surgeon in the United States Army; Dr. J. D. Gatewood, Surgeon in the United States Navy; Dr. H. L. E. Johnson, Member of the American Medical Association (Member of the Board of Trustees) ;
Republic of Guatemala, Sr. Dr. D. Joaquín Yela, Consul-General of Guatemala in New York;
Republic of Mexico, Sr. Dr. D. Eduardo Licéaga, President of the Superior Council of Health of Mexico, Director and Professor of the National School of Medicine, Member of the Academy of Medicine;
Republic of Nicaragua, Sr. Dr. D. J. L. Medina, Member of the Second Pan-American Medical Congress of the City of Havana in 1901;
Republic of Peru, Sr. Dr. D. Daniel Eduardo Lavorería, Professor of the Medical Faculty, Member of the National Academy of Medicine, Physician of the “Dos de Mayo " Hospital, Chief of the Division of Hygiene of the Ministry of Fomento;
Dominican Republic, Sr. D. Emilio C. Joubert, Minister Resident in Washington; and
Republic of Venezuela, Sr. D. Nicolás Veloz-Goiticoa, Chargé d'Affaires of Venezuela,
Who, having made an interchange of their powers, and found them good, have agreed to adopt, ad referendum, the following propositions: CHAPTER I. Regulations to be observed by the powers signatory to
the convention as soon as plague, cholera or yellow fever may appear in their territory. SECTION I. Notification and subsequent communications to other countries.
ARTICLE I. Each government should immediately notify other governments of the first appearance in its territory of authentic cases of plague, cholera or yellow fever.
ARTICLE II. This notification is to be accompanied, or very promptly followed, by the following additional information:
(1) The neighborhood where the disease has appeared.