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October 8, 1892

QUARANTINE.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(15):442-443. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150026009

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Abstract

The fear of invasion by cholera has subsided and quarantine appliances to interior cities have been raised.

The disagreeable features of the latter were in many instances quite irritating and detrimental to commercial pursuits, but in almost all instances there was a good natured submission to the health authorities, which indicated a willingness to bear personal discomfort and inconvenience for the greater good that was to accrue to the public at large.

While the official authorities were in some cases criticised for apparent extravagance and harshness in their measures, the motive and purpose was so important as to be an apparent justification for the act. Commendable promptness was characteristic in every direction, and as a Nation we are to-day in a condition for congratulation that the menace which so seriously threatened our welfare has been so effectually stayed.

Some important lessons were learned by the people. First, that the science

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