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April 30, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1147-1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490630033009

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We recently referred in our news columns to the fact that not long ago the Institute for Ship and Tropical Diseases in Hamburg sent a fully equipped expedition to South America to study yellow fever in particular. The results already obtained by American, English and French observers will now be subjected to thorough tests, and further reports from the expedit on will be awaited with much interest. We see in expeditions of this kind the strongest evidence of the great interest now felt in tropical diseases and hygiene. This movement seems to date back only a few years. The epochal discoveries of Patrick Manson and Ronald Ross were followed by the establishment in Liverpool of a school for tropical medicine by means of funds contributed by wide-awake and philanthropic business men. This school has sent out several investigative expeditions, the results of which have been important in the fight against

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