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September 20, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(3):161. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890030029012

The Committee on Public Health Relations of the New York Academy of Medicine presents in a recent issue of Public Health Reports1 a comprehensive analysis of the problem of rabies control. The analysis is based on information gathered from the replies to questionnaires distributed to state-health departments, the provincial health authorities of Canada, the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Public Health Service, the Veterinary Division of the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States Army, the United States Livestock Sanitary Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Research Council and the various research projects sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Statistics collected by the Bureau of Animal Industry since 1938 show that the incidence of rabies in men and animals increased in 1943, after a downward trend from 1939 to 1942, and reached a peak in 1944. The