JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Surgeon-General Wyman of the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital
Service delivered an address at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.,
Sept. 26, 1904. He took the subject of his remarks “The Elimination
of Disease.” He referred first to the great epidemic diseases, such
as cholera, yellow fever, bubonic plague and smallpox, and showed how, under
modern methods, these diseases have lost their terrors. He declared that there
was not one of them that was not amenable to treatment by scientific repressive
measures, and stated that the day is not far off when the dread born of these
great epidemics will be a matter of history.
THE ELIMINATION OF DISEASE.. JAMA. 2004;292(18):2288. doi:10.1001/jama.292.18.2288-a