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November 3, 1900

Sanitary Condition of Atlantic City.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(18):1165-1166. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460440039015

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Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 26, 1900.

To the Editor:  —"The sanitary condition of Atlantic City at the present time is said to be bad, and this is especially due to the defective sewerage system and the lack of attention from the board of health." The Journal, page 760.This unfortunate misrepresentation of the sanitary condition of Atlantic City is evidently founded, as it says, on hearsay and not on facts and vital statistics. When Atlantic City has just closed the healthiest season in the history of the resort it is unfair to allow this statement to go unchallenged.All contagious and infectious diseases must be reported to the board of health immediately on their diagnosis, under heavy penalty. Houses are not placarded, but are properly quarantined when occasion demands. No epidemics of any kind have occurred during the past year, nor in a number of years.The sewerage system

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