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September 16, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(12):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510120043009

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The situation has not changed materially during the week. In New Orleans the improvement has been so well maintained that there is a menacing relaxation of public efforts at mosquito destruction. At two points in Louisiana—Tallulah and Patterson—the conditions are grave, a large proportion of the population ill, no funds to work with, and the populace hostile to the mosquito doctrine. The state has offered a small sum if the citizens do their part, and Dr. Charles L. Chassaignac, New Orleans, has left his practice and volunteered to take charge at Tallulah in the hope of arousing the community to help itself, and with a view to proper care of the sick. Reference to our news columns will show that the conversion of Governor Vardaman of Mississippi to rational methods is complete, thorough and creditable. No doubt this excellent result is due to the personality and enlightened persistence of Dr.

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