JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Editorial Assistant. Guest Editor: Howard
Markel, MD, PhD.
ORATION ON STATE MEDICINE BEFORE THE FIFTY-FIRSTANNUAL MEETING
OF THE AMERICAN MEDICALASSOCIATION AT ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.,JUNE
BY VICTOR C. VAUGHAN, M.D.ANN ARBOR, MICH.
It is well known that typhoid fever prevailed extensively among American
soldiers assembled at state and national encampments during the brief war
between the United States and Spain in 1898. In August of that year a board,
consisting of Major Walter Reed, U. S. A., Major E. O. Shakespeare, U. S.
V., and the writer, was appointed at the request of the Surgeon-General of
the U. S. Army, for the purpose of ascertaining the causes of the existence
and spread of typhoid fever in the national encampments, and of suggesting
means of its abatement. . . . These conclusions I will proceed to give:
CONCLUSIONS REACHED AFTER A STUDY OF TYPHOID FEVER AMONG THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN 1898.. JAMA. 2000;283(7):852. doi:10.1001/jama.283.7.852