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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 10, 2004


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(18):2288. doi:10.1001/jama.292.18.2288-a

Surgeon-General Wyman of the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service delivered an address at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., Sept. 26, 1904. He took the subject of his remarks “The Elimination of Disease.” He referred first to the great epidemic diseases, such as cholera, yellow fever, bubonic plague and smallpox, and showed how, under modern methods, these diseases have lost their terrors. He declared that there was not one of them that was not amenable to treatment by scientific repressive measures, and stated that the day is not far off when the dread born of these great epidemics will be a matter of history.