August 4, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXIII(5):205-206. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421100033006

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An epidemic of dengue is reported in the U. S. military barracks at Key West, Fla. Dr. Joseph Y. Porter, State Health Officer of Florida, says that there had been, up to the 18th ult., 75 cases out of the garrison of 115, and that "this epidemic has been characterized by some phases not described usually in the text-books and has been an interesting study." In his report (Abstract of Sanitary Reports, July 27, 1894), Dr. Porter does not specify the features which constitute the unusual phases of the epidemic nor the characteristics which make it an interesting study. From the report of G. B. Young, Passed Assistant Surgeon, M. H. S. (loc. cit.), it appears probable, however, that the features of interest consist in some abnormalities of the pathognomonic relations of pulse and temperature; he says: "There has been a marked disproportion between the pulse and temperature in about

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