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September 11, 1886

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1886;VII(11):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250090054008

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Abstract

Lack of Hospital Accommodation on the Guion Steamer "Arizona "—Medical Interference Resented by the Manager—A Doctor's Life at Sea—Department of Bacteriology, British Medical Association——Vaccination in Leicester.

A matter of great interest to the general public has recently been broached by a Dr. W. V. Barré. It appears from a lengthy communication addressed by that gentleman to a medical paper, that he was employed as surgeon on board the Guion Atlantic liner, "Arizona," for three months. His last voyage in that vessel was commenced on May 15. Before sailing, he deemed it part of his duty to call the attention of the manager of the Guion line, to the want of proper hospital accommodation on board the "Arizona." It would appear that there are four hospitals on board that vessel. Two are situated on the main deck, in the "permanent steerage," and are only separated by a thin partition or

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