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June 15, 1907


Author Affiliations

Chief Medical Inspector, Royal Siamese Government. BANGKOK, SIAM.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(24):2027-2028. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220500033003

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The following observations concerning the prevention and treatment of this dreaded and terrible disease are founded on practical experience and clinical work of Dr. H. Adamson, late inspector general of hospitals, and myself, in fighting this fatal disorder. There are few physicians outside of a limited number in India or Japan who have had the opportunity which we have enjoyed of studying this disease at close quarters for many years and in an enormous number of cases.

As a result of our experience we have learned that prophylaxis is sure and certain if proper measures are adopted and enforced. When we can control the food and water supply and secure reasonable sanitary conditions, wonderful results as to prevention are obtained. In my opinion, we need not fear a world epidemic of Asiatic cholera so long as we have competent medical men on guard to enforce quarantine regulations and to insist

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