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February 20, 1926

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN AN ATTACK OF YELLOW FEVER

JAMA. 1926;86(8):548-549. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670340026010

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Abstract

In July, 1919, I was asked by the Peruvian health department to investigate and report on an epidemic of fever prevailing in Piura, the capital of the department of Piura in the northern section of Peru. I undertook the task with some degree of apprehension owing to the fact that I was not immune to yellow fever, and that, to a certain extent, I shared the popular fear of this much dreaded disease.

Both my knowledge of and experience with yellow fever were limited at that time, but I had had the good fortune to be associated with Surg. S. B. Grubbs of the United States Public Health Service, who was on the Panama Canal in the capacity of chief quarantine officer during the time that I was there as assistant chief health officer. Our discussions of yellow fever began when an engineer from the old Steamship Jamaica arrived at

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