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August 12, 1905

THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(7):468-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510070036009

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Abstract

During the past week the fever has not spread so rapidly. Up to August 8 the total cases numbered 565 and the deaths 113, a mortality of just 20 per cent. Some new foci have been found in Louisiana outside New Orleans, and there seems to have been some concealment of cases. As appeared probable last week, the business men, acting with the local and state authorities, united in asking the President to direct the United States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service to assume full control of the efforts to check the epidemic. The commercial interests of New Orleans readily agreed to contribute the fund needed by the service in order to accomplish the heavy task assigned to it. In New Orleans and Louisiana splendid harmony of medical efforts continues, and the physicians of the rest of the country may well be proud of their fellows in the stricken

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