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May 21, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(21):564-567. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391460004001a

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The prominence given to Fort Sill as an unhealthy station by the late report of the Surgeon General, taken in connection with the comments thereon in The Journal of February 26, are such as to give a very erroneous impression respecting the present sanitary condition of this post. That it has been in years past very unhealthy, no one familiar with its history will dispute, but that it is so now few, if any residents thereat will admit. And, as the writer has been on this station for the last three and a half years, and charged with the supervision of its hygienic affairs, fairs, he may be pardoned for feeling a little sensitive upon this question; more especially so, since under his administration the post has become one of the most healthful and pleasant stations in the West. Notwithstanding this, however, he would not write the following at this

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