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May 2, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXII(18):1405. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560430035021

During 1913 typhoid fever has practically been eliminated from the United States Army. What this means can be appreciated only by those who know the varied conditions under which these men live. About ninety thousand soldiers are scattered over the Philippine Islands, Oahu in the Hawaiian group, Northern China, Panama, Alaska and the United States proper. About twelve thousand have been living under canvas in camps in Texas since February, 1913. Five thousand are native Filipinos living in the Islands.

In another column1 Major Russell of the Army Medical Corps gives an account of the disappearance of typhoid in the Army. One case of typhoid fever in an inoculated soldier was diagnosed in the battalion at Tientsin, China. Two cases in this country occurred in recruits of four and five days' service, respectively, who had not been inoculated at the time they were taken sick. All usual laboratory methods

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