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October 8, 1892

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL QUARANTINE STATION NEAR NEW YORK HARBOR.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(15):443-445. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420150027012

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BY JOHN B. HAMILTON, M.D., LL.D.,  SURGEON U. S. MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE, FORMERLY SUPERVISING SURGEON-GENERAL M.-H. S.The Journal has secured a copy of Dr. Hamilton's report on the construction of " Camp Low." It is interesting from a sanitary point of view as being a report of the first camp constructed in the United States for cholera suspects, and the rapidity with which the work was accomplished was itself a feat worthy of notice.Revenue Marine Steamer "U. S. Grant," Off Camp Low, New Jersey, Sept. 20, 1892.The Hon. Charles Foster,Secretary of the Treasury, Washington:Sir,—I have the honor to report the establishment, according to your orders, of the National Quarantine Station, " Camp Low," on the government reservation at Sandy Hook.

RAISON D'ETRE.  The reason for the existence for this establishment was the presence in New York harbor of several vessels infected with Asiatic cholera, having on board

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