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October 13, 1883

Sanitary Condition of the Suez Canal.

JAMA. 1883;I(14):432. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140024008

—According to the statements in a recent number of the Pall Mall Gazette, the Suez Canal is made the receptacle of the sewage and waste water from the stations and towns along its course. And as the water in the canal is stagnant, being very little moved either by currents or tides, it has become very foul and offensive, and appears to be causing much sickness among those who are either delayed in transit or are residing on its banks. This is not encouraging to those who contemplate traveling in that direction.

The two most common pathological conditions are inflammations and fevers. The changes that take place in the former have been described minutely and in detail. They were determined by experimental research. Somewhat slowly the more complex phenomena characteristic of fever are being similarly observed, and their significance ascertained. The latest contribution to the experimental study of fever that

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