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Mr. President:—The last quarantine convention held in this country was held in Montgomery, Ala., March 5, 6, and 7, 1889, pursuant to a resolution of the Alabama Legislature. The conference was largely attended, and although called for the purpose of considering quarantine alone, the meeting resulted in the formulation of some well known principles of sanitation, but which, not having been codified, were, nevertheless, in a somewhat nebulous state. Among other propositions the conference agreed to the following, which I here recite as the text of this paper:
"Resolved, That this conference is of opinion that it is a duty devolving on all Nations to take measures to eradicate any plague centre from their territory, and that the existence of such plague centres is a menace to all other Nations, and that our State Department be requested to take measures through proper diplomatic channels for the conveyance of this opinion
HAMILTON JB. INTERNATIONAL COMITY IN STATE MEDICINE. Read in the Section of State Medicine at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June 25, 1889. JAMA. 1889;XIII(8):263–265. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401060011002
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