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September 16, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(12):858. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510120044011

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From the press dispatches we learn that Asiatic cholera has again invaded Western Europe from Russia, where it has probably been more or less epidemic for some time, notwithstanding the alleged statement of an official commission that no case has occurred in the Russian empire since April 21. The cases thus far reported are confined to certain districts of Prussia, one or two exceptional cases occurring in Hamburg. While it is not anticipated that there will be any repetition of the epidemic of thirteen years ago, the sanitary authorities are wide awake to a certain degree of peril in the situation, and even in this country steps have been taken by the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service to prevent any possible importations of the disease. The sanitary conditions in Russia are never entirely satisfactory, and it was pointed out some time since that, owing to the internal disturbances and to

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