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November 1, 1913


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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1913;61(18):1629-1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350190047020

At the meeting of the Association of American Physicians, in Washington, May 6, 1913, Dr. John F. Anderson,1 Director Hygienic Laboratory, United States Public Health Service, called the attention of the medical profession to the existence of typhus fever in Boston and New York. He expressed the opinion that typhus fever was unrecognized in other large American cities and stated, "the possibility should ever be borne in mind that it may acquire virulence and epidemic prevalence." On account of the preceding statements, I report the following case of typhus fever.

Patient.  —A. C., a girl aged 12, of Bohemian parentage, had attended school in Baltimore, at the House of the Good Shepherd, from December, 1912, till March, 1913. She had lived on a farm in the District

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