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May 14, 1910

Mexico Honors Ricketts

JAMA. 1910;LIV(20):1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550460041009

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To the Editor:  —Believing that the numerous readers of The Journal will receive with satisfaction some news about the honors granted to the late Dr. H. T. Ricketts by the Mexican Government and the principal medical institutions of this city, in attention to the very important work done by that heroic investigator who gave his life for humanity and science, I have the honor to send you this letter.In the first place, I must tell you that the Department of Public Instruction and Fine Arts of this republic, appreciating in all its value the work of Dr. Ricketts, put at his disposal the laboratories of the Bacteriological Institution, where that eminent doctor made the very remarkable investigations wellknown to the readers of The Journal.Unfortunately for science and humanity, Dr. Ricketts, who had gained the heart of all who have known him, contracted typhus in the course of his

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