March 8, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(10):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410100025004

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Quarantine against Epidemic Infuenza in Saranac Village.  —Dr. E. L. Trudeau writes to the Medical News that he has been enabled to carry out, with apparent success, a policy of protective non-intercourse against "la grippe" at his Cottage Sanitarium in the Adirondacks. Fearing that an incursion of influenza would prove disastrous to the invalids under his care at that institution, he undertook the experiment of a quarantining of the place, so soon as the disease appeared in that neighborhood. Since that time, a considerable portion of the population of the surrounding country have been attacked, but no case had occurred among those connected with the sanitarium itself, so late as February 8. That establishment is not more than a mile distant from the village, where has been a number of cases of the epidemic disease.

The Alvarenga Prize.  —A medical prize fund, known as the Alvarenga Prize, is in

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