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June 26, 1897

SICKNESS AND WOUNDS IN THE SPANISH ARMY IN CUBA IN 1896.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1243-1244. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260037004

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Abstract

Inspector General de Lorada of the sanitary corps of the Army of the Island of Cuba has instituted and published a graphic comparison of the sanitary condition of the Spanish troops in Cuba in the years 1876-77 and 1896, which shows markedly in favor of the latter year. In the absence of satisfactory statistical data of the earlier campaign the first four months of 1876 and the second and third of 1877 were taken to make the comparison. The publication consists of a large sheet on which are fourteen tables showing by red and blue lines on a graduated scale the data for each month of the respective years. Excepting cases and deaths from yellow fever and wounds in relation to strength, the statistics indicate the existence of better conditions now than formerly. As regards yellow fever it is to be remembered that the greater part of the army in

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