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June 15, 1912

Report of the International Plague Conference

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(24):1876. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060225025

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This report is in the form of a well-printed book of about 500 pages, covering the full transactions and includes all of the papers, and the discussions and other proceedings stenographically taken at that conference. Probably nowhere else has a more distinguished body of scientists gathered together to study an epidemic disease; and the findings as set forth in the papers and discussions of this report, though not conclusive, still have greatly cleared up our knowledge concerning plague.

The form of plague existing in Manchuria was the pneumonic form. The interim report of this conference, of which this is a final report, was discussed in the editorial columns of The Journal, July 20, 1911, p. 399, and the conclusions of the conference were briefly summarized. The report is edited by Dr. Richard P. Strong, who with Dr. Teague, both of Manila, constituted the delegation from the United States to the

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