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September 9, 1893

The Pensacola Board of Health.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):394-395. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630034010

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Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 26th, 1893.

To the Editor—Sir:  —As requested, the following statement of the reported outbreak of yellow fever in the city of Pensacola, Florida, is made for the Journal of the American Medical Association:On August 9th, the attending physician reported that Rev. F. C. Waite and Ellen Wood had died that morning of yellow fever. This report came to the Board of Health without any previous notice of even a suspicion of the existence of yellow fever in the city. Steps were immediately taken to isolate and guard the premises where those deaths had occurred, both of which are in the northern part of the city, and separated about five blocks. An autopsy was held during the afternoon of the same day, and the physicians performing the same, decided that both deaths had been caused by yellow fever.Upon this, the county health authorities gave notice

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