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August 16, 1890

FURTHER OBSERVATIONS UPON FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE IN ITS RELATION TO HUMAN SCARLATINA AS A PROPHYLACTIC.Read in the Section of Diseases of Children at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(7):237-243. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410330005001a

On December 1, 1887, a paper upon the above subject was read in the presence of, and discussed by, the New York Academy of Medicine. Since that time I have obtained from Dr. M. K. Robinson, of Dover, England, additional statistics which he has secured for me at considerable personal inconvenience, and which are, I think, of sufficient interest, to quote in connection with what has already appeared in relation to the matter under consideration.

First, let me review enough of my former paper, to present clearly the subject as we are now to consider it.

During the early days of February, 1884, a remarkable outbreak of sore throat occurred in Dover, England, which was due to the drinking of milk obtained from cows affected with foot-and-mouth disease. During the week ending February 9, 205 persons were attacked with the disease. "The majority of persons who