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January 17, 1903

Method of Yellow Fever Transmission.

Author Affiliations

Health Officer of the City of New Orleans.

JAMA. 1903;XL(3):183. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030047016

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New Orleans, Jan. 7, 1903.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal (Jan. 3, 1903, page 50) is a report of the discussion, at the recent session of the American Public Health Association, of the method of transmission of yellow fever. The Journal can not, of course, publish a full report of such a discussion, and the report published, therefore, must necessarily be incomplete and imperfect. Your reporter has placed me in a position which I do not desire to occupy. I am sure the error would ordinarily be considered a matter of small importance not worthy of correction, but my convictions on the subject of quarantine against yellow fever are so strong, and my interest in the subject so intense that I beg the privilege of correcting your report in so far as it refers to myself.What I said was that "Quarantine should be most strenuous against that which

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