March 1, 1890

Annual Report of the Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States for the, Fiscal Year 1889.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(9):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410090035012

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This report from Surgeon-General John B. Hamilton is unusually voluminous and is replete with interesting matter. The United States Marine-Hospital Service, says Dr. J. B. Lindsley in his address before the American Medical Association last June, "has altogether outgrown its name and should be styled the United States Public Health Service." It has already successfully administered the affairs of maritime and interstate quarantine, furnished aid to sufferers from epidemics, and accomplished much good work in the line of scientific research. How satisfactory has been the character of the work accomplished by this service is witnessed in the complimentary resolutions (relative to the management of yellow fever) adopted by the Florida Legislature.

Among the many points of interest in the present report of the Surgeon-General is the concluding portion of the report of the yellow fever epidemic in Florida. This contains clinical records of a number of cases treated at Camp

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