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September 9, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(11):794. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510110050009

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The situation in New Orleans continues to improve, while in the remainder of Louisiana there are some seriously infected points, but there is no longer a general increase of new cases and foci. The storm center of news for the past week has rested in Mississippi, with a lively subsidiary center at Memphis. Another town conspicuous for its boasted "air-tight" shotgun quarantine—Vicksburg—has been compelled to admit the presence of infection. In the case of several towns, infection has been discovered, or admitted, only after a person recently from the town has fallen ill with the disease elsewhere, thus leading to a tracing back of the infection. A notable and welcome feature of the week's news has been the volte face of Governor Vardaman. His views on quarantine and on methods of fighting the epidemic have come quite into accord with those of the best posted medical men, and for this

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