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July 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):82. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280024002

In October, 1901, there appeared in the Philippines a destructive disease among horses which was found to be the parasitic disease known as surra and extensively studied in India by Evans, Lingard and others. The presence of the disease in the Philippines led the Secretary of Agriculture to interdict the landing of any animals from the islands at any of the ports of the United States or of the dependencies thereof. The disease is not now present in the United States so far as known, but in order that the army officers, veterinarians, and live-stock raisers may be able to recognize the disease should it enter the country and in order that the officers and sanitarians in the Philippines should have at hand the present knowledge concerning the disease, Salmon and Stiles of the Bureau of Animal Industry have prepared what seems to be an exhaustive report on surra with