JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
The question of transportation in our great cities is one that is agitating
public opinion and becoming more or less an issue in local politics. The inconveniences
of obsolete systems not progressive pari passu with
the growth and needs of the cities call more and more for better facilities,
especially in view of the modern tendency to concentration of population and
expansion of municipalities. The inconvenience, however, of permanent surface
railway tracks in the business centers is such that some substitute is constantly
being advocated. Surface railroads are going out of date in some of our larger
cities and elevated and underground transportation are being advocated. New
sanitary questions will be raised by these changes and it is worth while to
make some inquiry for the benefit of the public as to all possible dangers.
THE THERAPEUTICS OF THE CACODYLATES.. JAMA. 2003;289(9):1174. doi:10.1001/jama.289.9.1174-a