In an address before the New York Pathological Society, Dr. Flexner, president of the Rockefeller Institute, speaking of dysentery, said:
The attempt to establish a common etiologic factor for all cases of dysentery has thus far failed.... Given a disease that is never entirely absent from tropical regions, that appears with epidemic severity, that permits easy access to the materies morbi, one would certainly have been tempted to predict that the success achieved in so many apparently less difficult fields would probably be repeated.... Our imperfect knowledge of dysentery should be ascribed neither to lack of opportunity for the study of the disease nor to lack of energy in the pursuit.
After close acquaintance with the disease in the Philippines, Dr. Richard T. Strong recognizes two different forms on which he bases a careful report, from which I quote:
Owing to the great frequency of dysentery in the Philippines our
GOODHUE ES. HAWAII AS A FIELD FOR SCIENTIFIC WORK IN TROPICAL MEDICINE.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(21):1583–1584. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510480011001b