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November 7, 1896

Biennial Report of the Board of Health of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana for 1894-95.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(19):1022-1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430970044023

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This report contains the most important features of the work of the Board of Health of the State of Louisiana for the years 1894 and 1895. It is of considerable interest in many particulars. Among them is the report of a conference of quarantine authorities of the Gulf with a view to securing uniformity of regulations, governing the fruit trade during the summer, and it was agreed that the representatives should maintain a medical inspection service in certain foreign ports. The committee of the conference consisted of Drs. Patton, Cochran and Hargiss, who recommended a modification of the quarantine laws and regulations of the United States, promulgated by the Secretary of the Treasury, April 4, 1893. On account of a disagreement between the Board of Health of New Orleans and the Marine Hospital Service, it is stated by Dr. Olliphant, page 24, as Secretary, that "in January, 1894, the

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