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April 4, 1908

The Scarlet Fever Epidemic of Nineteen Hundred and Seven.

JAMA. 1908;L(14):1136-1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530400048017

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A proof of the article with the above title by Dr. Hemenway, which appears on page 1115 of this issue was submitted to Dr. James A. Egan, secretary of the Illinois State Board of Health, who writes as follows:

Springfield, Ill., March 18, 1908.

To the Editor:  —Much that is interesting to the medical profession might be said by me in connection with the charges brought against the Illinois State Board of Health by Dr. Hemenway in his paper. The permission to reply to Dr. Hemenway's paper limits me to a brief statement of the facts and I must, of necessity, exclude comment and criticism.I take occasion, however, to express my astonishment that Dr. Hemenway's charges, reflecting on the efficiency of the Illinois State Board of Health and the Chicago health department, should have been made before the North Side branch of the Chicago Medical Society, which is little

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