July 04, 1903

The Transmission of Yellow Fever.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470030047019

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A REPLY TO DR. AGRAMONTE.  Washington, D. C., June 26, 1903.To the Editor:—In connection with my paper published in The Journal of May 23 several statements made by my esteemed colleague, Dr. Aristides Agramonte, in his letter published in the Journal of June 13, call for reply, and I beg to be permitted to submit the following necessary explanations: With manifest feeling Dr. Agramonte takes exception to the omission of his name in the early part of my paper—and naturally too, in view of his lack of knowledge of the facts—and proceeds to show that I was in error in my statement that the decision to put the mosquito theory to a practical test was arrived at during a consultation between Drs. Reed, Lazear and myself. He then makes certain statements in regard to our late colleague, Dr. Lazear, with which, with one exception, I heartily agree, and

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