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June 11, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(24):1946-1947. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550500032016

That the example of the United States during its occupancy of the Island of Cuba following the Spanish War in the matter of public health and sanitation is being followed out by the present authorities is seen in the official bulletin of the public health department, the January and February numbers of which have just been received.

The fact that Cuba has ceased to be a focus of yellow fever infection at our doors is one for which we in this country have scarcely ceased to feel and to express relief; and Americans have not been reluctant to admit that the reorganized sanitary administration of Cuba deserves credit for carrying on the work inaugurated during the American occupation. As sometimes happens, however, praise from abroad is an embarrassment at home. Local critics of the Cuban government have lately been accusing its Department of Public Health of allowing tuberculosis to increase

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