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May 24, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(4):382-384. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880210060016

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CASE OF SMALLPOX ON ARMY TRANSPORT  A Puerto Rican mess steward suffering from smallpox was removed from an army transport at Bremerhaven, Germany, March 27, following the voyage from New York. The 23 year old whose residence is in Manhattan was aboard the ship in New York from March 4 to 14, when the transport sailed for Germany, during which period he visited relatives. The transport was held in quarantine for fourteen days in Germany and then embarked for the return to the United States carrying 1,760 passengers, of whom 1,230 were vaccinated against smallpox during the return voyage.

SYMPOSIUM AT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER  The Surgeon General, Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk, has sent out invitations to a symposium to be held at the Walter Reed General Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, D. C., June 3-5. Among the subjects to be discussed will be:U. S.

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