March 16, 1901

Port Limon and Yellow Fever Reports.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon General, M. H. S.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):750. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110052015

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Treasury Department, Office of the Supervising Surgeon-General, Marine-Hospital Service, Washington, D. C., March 8, 1901.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal of March 2, under "Correspondence," is a letter from Dr. Edmond Souchon, president of the Louisiana State Board of Health, which takes exception to some of the suggestions contained in a paper by Dr. Nicholas Senn, published in The Journal of January 19. Dr. Souchon quotes Dr. Senn's suggestion of placing the port of New Orleans under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Marine-Hospital Service, etc., and makes the following statement: "This expression is most unfortunate, especially as coming so soon after the signal failure of the Marine-Hospital Service to recognize the existence of yellow fever in time at Port Limon last year. That service admitted the existence of the fever there several weeks only after the distinguished representative of the Louisiana State Board of Health, Dr. Will H.

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