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March 28, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(13):350. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390880014007

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The question, Is a cholera hospital a source of danger to neighboring population? has recently considerably agitated the community at Bombay, and has called forth an editorial in the British Medical Journal, of February 28. There seems to be a considerable diversity of medical opinion in Bombay on this subject. The government has recently resolved to build a cholera hospital in close proximity to the European General Hospital, but the Surgeon-General of the Bombay army has very decidedly condemned the wisdom—or whatever it may be called—of thus locating such a hospital, on the ground that it would be a dangerous procedure, inasmuch as there is a likelihood that the convalescents would be much more susceptible to an infectious disease (supposing that cholera be infectious) than people in sound health. He further disapproves of the proposed appointment of the resident surgeon at the European Hospital to the charge of the cholera

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