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November 30, 1889

RECENT RESEARCHES RELATING TO THE ETIOLOGY OF YELLOW FEVER.Read at the Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 23, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XIII(22):771-773. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401180013002c

[Abstract for The Journal.]

The investigation in which I am engaged under instructions from the President of the United States, and in pursuance of authority of an Act of Congress approved March 3, 1887, "making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government," is not yet completed. The cultures which I have brought with me from Havana will require further study, and extended comparative researches will be necessary before a definite conclusion can be reached as to the specific etiological relation of one or the other of the microorganisms which I have obtained from yellow fever cadavers, principally from the intestines.

Owing to the facts mentioned and the limited time at my disposal, I can only give a brief general statement of the present status of the inquiry in which I am engaged and of the methods of research which have been employed. But in my final report a detailed