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December 20, 1902

CHOLERA ABOARD THE U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SHERMAN.EXPERIENCES OF THE ARMY SURGEONS IN CHARGE OF THE CHOLERA CASES, SUSPECTS AND CONTACTS DISEMBARKED IN JAPAN FOR QUARANTINE: DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW JAPANESE ANTITOXIN AND CHOLERA VACCINE.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1592-1597. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480510032001g
Abstract

August 26, at 4:30 p. m., the U. S. Army transport Sherman left Manila, P. I., to enter on five days' quarantine at Mariveles Bay preparatory to sailing to San Francisco via Nagasaki, Japan. The Sherman arrived at Mariveles at 6 p. m.

During the ensuing night a first-class passenger became ill and on the 29th died of Asiatic cholera. The transport was at once disinfected and held an additional five days in quarantine, when, all danger having passed, September 4, she proceeded on her voyage.

September 7 another case of cholera was discovered, and up to the time of the Sherman's arrival at Nagasaki, 5:30 p. m., September 9, three more cholera cases had developed, and of the four soldiers thus affected two had died and been buried at sea.

The Japanese quarantine authorities came aboard at once on the ship entering the bay and removed the two surviving

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