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August 28, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):443-444. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350041005

Since the appearance of "Medical and Anthropological Notes on Alaska," by Dr. Irving C. Rosse of Washington,1 who went on Arctic voyages in search of the exploring yacht Jeannette and the missing whalers, nothing of importance has been contributed to our medical or anthropologic knowledge of the glacial zone. In addition to writing the "Cruise of the Corwin" the Doctor, being a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, wrote an account of "The First Landing on Wrangel Island with some Remarks on the Northern Inhabitants," besides contributing to Wood's "Reference Hand Book of the Medical Sciences," the articles on "Scurvy" and on "Cold," which embody much of the information and experience gained on the fore-mentioned voyages.

Now that the wild and thoughtless rush to the Alaskan gold fields is uppermost in the public mind, everything relating to our far-away hyperborean possession calls forth an intensity of interest that makes