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October 31, 1903

Annual Reports of the Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States. For the Years 1900 and 1901.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(18):1102. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490370044018

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These are interesting documents. Beside the ordinary matter which such reports contain there are a number of instructive pathologic and clinical reports. A portion of real historical interest is the correspondence and history of the action in regard to bubonic plague at San Francisco in 1901, an instructive episode in public sanitation. It is to be hoped that no other sanitary officer will be subject to the persecution and abuse that Dr. Kinyoun received in San Francisco. Taken altogether the reports of these two years are valuable contributions to sanitary literature.

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