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August 16, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(7):547-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720070085026

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Maritime Quarantine Regulations  The second chapter of the new public health law pertains to the combat of infectious diseases and epidemics. One of the seven subdivisions concerns the department of maritime quarantine, whose duty it will be to defend the national boundaries and ports against diseases and epidemics arising through international communication, transportation and commerce. Every vessel starting from a Turkish port is to be in possession of a bill of health. The bills of health of vessels coming from foreign ports are subject to investigation by a Turkish consul; after satisfactory evidence has been produced that the document is of undisputed origin, it is viséed. When an epidemic threatens the country, the ministry of health and social assistance will send a special official to the consulate of the port of outbreak. When there is no consulate at the port, he will send an independently working official there who will

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