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October 1, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(14):438. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400130022006

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It is well known that this disease has recently been on the increase in some parts of Italy and the Island of Sicily. The first importation of well-marked cases in our country was made by the steamship "Alesia," from Naples, Italy, which arrived at the New York quarantine on the night of the 22d September, 1887, with four cases of cholera on board. Eight deaths from the same disease had occurred during the voyage. Prompt measures were taken to retain the passengers in quarantine, the sick in hospital, and to have the ship thoroughly disinfected and cleansed. It is not probable that, at this season of the year, the disease will extend beyond those belonging to the ship.

A Sanitary Convention, under the auspices of the Michigan State Board of Health, will be held at Owosso, Michigan, November 22 and 23, 1887. The first session will commence at 2 P.M.,

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