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November 20, 1915

INFECTIOUS DISEASES: THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL IN DIFFERENT CITIES OF THE UNITED STATES

Author Affiliations

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Bureau of Preventable Diseases, Department of Health NEW YORK

JAMA. 1915;LXV(21):1781-1787. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580210015005

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Abstract

The Department of Health of New York City, having made some changes in the rules and regulations regarding certain infectious diseases in order to be consistent with the teachings and opinions of members of the medical profession and the scientific knowledge of today, desired to ascertain the opinions of eminent sanitarians throughout the country regarding these matters.

A questionnaire was therefore sent to the health authorities of sixteen of the largest cities in the United States.

QUESTIONNAIRE 

Question 1.  —What procedure have you regarding persons exposed to scarlet fever and measles and who are immune by reason of having had this disease?

  1. Exclusion from place of business when connected with the sale or handling of dairy or food products.

  2. Exclusion of children from schools, it being assumed of course that the patient ill with either scarlet fever or measles is practically and efficiently quarantined.

Atlanta:  A. Persons exposed to scarlet

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