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April 23, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(17):993. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440690053010

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The all-absorbing topic of the week among all classes of people is the question of war. Naturally the physicians are as much interested as any particular class, and much speculation is being indulged in, especially by medical officers of the National Guard, as to the climate of Cuba with reference to service on that island.

In regard to the danger from yellow fever, it is proper to say that the Surgeon-General of the Army, Surgeon-General Sternberg, is probably as familiar with the conditions as any one in the United States, and it is safe to trust his advice in all those matters. It is, however, not out of place to state that the island is a mountainous one, and if the troops are kept out of the cities as far as possible there will be but little danger of contracting yellow fever.

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