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September 2, 1905

Cats as a Factor in the Propagation of Infectious Diseases.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(10):728. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510100062016

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Worcester, Mass., Aug. 2, 1905.

To the Editor:  —A research study is being made at Clark University in reference to the possible causal relation of cats as a factor in propagating infectious diseases, especially those of children.I wish to make an appeal through your columns to the readers of The Journal who have observed any communication of disease from cats to human beings and to ask them kindly to put me in possession of such facts. This would aid materially in deciding to what extent the cat may be a source of danger in the transmission of communicable diseases.

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