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September 22, 1883

Prevalence of Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

JAMA. 1883;I(11):340. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390110020003

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—Although vessels have recently arrived at the quarantine stations both of Portland and New York, with cases of yellow fever on board, the disease has not been communicated to any new place in our country outside of the quarantine stations. It continues to prevail to a limited extent at the navy yard near Pensacola, but the city is still reported healthy and free from cases of the disease. The cholera plague is steadily diminishing in Egypt, although the question whether it will make its appearance in Europe and this country during the next summer continues to be discussed with earnestness on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet the question is one that no individual can answer until the season comes. If the coming summer should be characterized by a persistent temperature, decidedly above the average, and any place in Europe or America should allow such an accumulation of unsanitary influences

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