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February 3, 1906

MOSQUITO WORK IN RELATION TO YELLOW FEVER ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.

Author Affiliations

Colonel and Assistant Surgeon-General of the United States Army and Chief Sanitary Officer, Canal Zone. ANCON, CANAL ZONE.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(5):322-324. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510320008001a
Abstract

I shall confine myself more particularly to the question of yellow fever and malarial fever. While we have to deal with all tropical diseases on the Isthmus and to establish a health department such as any community of the same size in temperate zones would be obliged to have, these two diseases, yellow fever and malaria, were the great ones that had caused the principal mortality in the two great works before undertaken down there, namely, the building of the railroad and the attempted construction of the canal by the French. The conditions were much the same as had confronted us in Havana, with the exception that in Cuba we had for two months in the year cool weather during which mosquitoes bred scarcely at all; in Panama there is no difference of season except that between the wet and dry season, and mosquitos breed as readily in January as

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