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November 16, 1940

Observations Made During the Epidemic of Measles on the Faroe Islands in the Year 1846

JAMA. 1940;115(20):1747. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460079037

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Abstract

This book is published by the Delta Omega Society in memory of Wade Hampton Frost, epidemiologist. It is the third public health classic republished by the society, the first being Budd's Typhoid Fever, the second Snow's Cholera. In his introduction the editor, J. A. Doull, describes the conditions under which Panum worked and analyzes ably the significance of his great contribution to the epidemiology of measles. Then comes a translation by Joseph Dimont of Julius J. Petersen's highly interesting sketch of Panum's career and personality (Nord. med. Ark.17:1 [No. 24] 1885). The translation of Panum's Observations was made by Ada S. Hatcher in 1924 and was published in Medical Classics, 1939. The present edition has been revised and corrected. "Efforts have been made to be as literal as is consistent with an intelligent rendering and to catch in the translation something of the quaintness of Panum's style." In

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