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February 21, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(8):522-523. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490080040011

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The plague situation in California appears to be clearing up. The new governor is not following in the footsteps of his predecessor, but, as was to be expected from his antecedents, is in favor of active measures, rather than the ostrich policy of denial, to secure to the state a clean bill of health. As one evidence of this he has withdrawn his predecessor's nominees for the State Board of Health, and it is to be hoped that he will so thoroughly reorganize that body that it may command the confidence of the people. The commercial organizations of San Francisco have also spoken, demanding coöperation of the health boards of the city and state with the Marine Hospital authorities in the stamping out of the infection, and pledge their support to the work. Until very recently, however, the mayor of San Francisco had not publicly changed his attitude of denial

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