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September 1, 1883

Yellow Fever.

JAMA. 1883;I(8):248. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390080024004

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—On the sixteenth of August Surgeon Owen, in charge of the medical department of the naval station, Pensacola, reported to the Surgeon General of the Navy that two well marked cases of this disease had occurred among the Marine Guard and had been sent to the Naval Hospital. The authorities of the city of Pensacola immediately established quarintine and a cordon for preventing all intercourse with the naval station and hospital. Commander Welch received instructions to transfer the Marine Guard to Cape Ason, six miles from the navy yard, for isolation. Active measures have been taken by the co-operation of the proper authorities, both at Washington and Pensacola, to prevent the spread of the disease. Yet new cases have continued to occur in the navy yard and hospital. Dispatches of the 29th inst. state the whole number of cases up to that date to be twelve, and six deaths. Among

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