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August 20, 1910

THE PERMANENT ELIMINATION OF YELLOW FEVER

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NEW ORLEANS

JAMA. 1910;55(8):661-662. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080027013
Abstract

Where the means for combating any disease is made known, it is little less than criminal to let such agencies fall into disuse. The American Commission in Cuba placed the necessary knowledge directly at our disposal in 1900, and we have evolved the correct practice since that time to such extent that we no longer fear epidemic yellow fever, but there still remains a goodly share of the work to be done. Most of us have vaguely considered the question of total eradication—I among the rest— but no practical solution of all points presented itself to me until I recently had a talk with the one man who probably knows more of yellow fever than any other, and his remarks put me on the track of the final solution —to Dr. Carter, of our service, therefore, belongs entirely the credit for most that I shall say.

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