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February 15, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(7):536-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530330044013


The Plague Situation.  —A telegram from the special correspondent of The Journal in San Francisco, dated February 11, states that one case of human plague was verified February 8. The citizens are very active, and a large fund is being raised to be placed at the disposal of Surgeon Rupert Blue of the P. H. and M.-H. Service for additional rat catchers, traps, etc. Additional sanitary inspectors to be placed under the orders of Dr. Blue will also be appointed, and the sanitary laws will be rigidly enforced. The law committee, consisting of Drs. Herbert C. Moffitt and Philip Mills Jones, and Captain Goodall, on February 11, saw the mayor and the president of the police commission, who agreed to swear in all sanitary inspectors as special police, and to make the police force cooperate in the strenuous cleaning up of premises, in the enforcement of the garbage ordinances,

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