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Cincinnati, March 14, 1905.
To the Editor:
—In my report on "Isthmian Sanitation" in The Journal, March 11, page 817, following a statement that the wards for malarious patients at Ancon were unscreened as late as February 21, I say:"Yet in spite of these facts the Isthmian Canal Commission, in its report under date of Dec. 1, 1904, page 88, states that 'all cases of employes sick with malaria are taken into the Colon and Ancon hospitals and so screened that mosquitoes can not reach them'—a statement that is an absolute and unqualified falsehood."On re-examining the publication in question, "Letter of the Secretary of War transmitting the First Annual Report of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 58th Congress, Third Session, House of Representatives, Document No. 226," I discover, much to my surprise and regret, that the report proper of the Isthmian Canal Commission ends at page 76 and that
Reed CAL. Isthmian Sanitation.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(11):886-887. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500380050018