April 6, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(14):972. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470140042011

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The recent brilliant showing of the U. S. health authorities in Havana has called out some comment. The Boston Herald, in its remarks, suggests that the Government also try its hand on some of our southern cities whose "happy go lucky ways of guarding the health of the people" court pestilence and disaster. If we are to hold Cuba under guarantees to maintain satisfactory sanitary conditions, it would be only fair for our South Atlantic and Gulf cities, as well as those farther north, to be under similar enforced obligation. The Charleston (S. C.) Courier editorially endorses the view, saying that the remarks of the Herald are by no means impertinent. The officially reported annual mortality of some of our southern cities, it says, "tells the story of their condition to the outside world too plainly for denial or misplaced indignation on their part." This is strong testimony from such

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