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February 6, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(6):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440060039010

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We notice by a syndicate letter in the daily press (we have not seen it in any medical journal) that Dr. Walter Wyman, Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States, has put his powerful mind on a " special study of the bubonic plague," and that we will very shortly hear something in the way of some important discovery which will electrify the scientific world. We know that this must be so, for the female correspondent who filled two or three columns of the syndicate letter has solemnly assured us that this is a fact. If the veracious correspondent had informed us that Dr. Kinyoun of the laboratory was about to develop something it might have been credited in scientific circles, but if any human being ever heard of the much advertised Wyman in any scientific capacity it would be a pleasant surprise to know of it. In

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