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April 6, 1901

EXPERIENCE WITH AN EPIDEMIC OF RABIES IN BUFFALO.

Author Affiliations

HEALTH COMMISSIONER, BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(14):940-943. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470140010001d
Abstract

An important fact to be gathered from history is the liability of human beings to be attacked by diseases of a contagious nature, transmitted through the agency of inferior animals. These diseases often present such unusual features of interest and severity as to engage the serious attention of the local health authorities, and alarm the public generally; and none more so than rabies, on account of its cruel character, distressing anxiety, mortality, its ever-present source—the dog—and the unfortunate dispute as to its actual existence. It is a much easier and more popular task to dilate concerning the habits and good traits of this inseparable companion, than to describe the peculiar morbid manifestations which can not be considered apart from or independent of the other mammalia that have been infected through his bite. It must be viewed in conjunction with man. if we would hope to form a just, enlarged and

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