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December 24, 1887

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1887;IX(26):827-830. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400250027009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Foot and Mouth Diseases in Animals; Relation to Scarlatina—Opening of the New York Cancer Hospital—Laparo-Elytrotomy for Deformed Pelvis—The Death of Dr. T. R. Varick.

At the first December meeting of the Academy of Medicine Dr. J. W. Stickler, of Orange, New Jersey, presented an interesting and suggestive communication under the title, Foot and Mouth Disease as it Affects Man and Animals, and its Relations to HumanScarlatina as a Prophylactic. It had long been known, he said, that foot and mouth disease may be communicated to the human subject, either through the agency of milk from animals suffering from the disease or by the accidental introduction of virus into open wounds. Among the characteristics which it presented in man were glandular enlargements, vesicles in the mouth and upon the hands and feet, and, in cases, a scarlatinal eruption on different parts of the body. This was

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