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March 11, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(10):284-285. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420370024005

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Our most recent European exchanges inform us of little outbreaks of cholera in quite a number of localities, and they also tell of the greatest activity on the part of both National and municipal governments in efforts at placing all cities and towns in the cleanest possible condition. Special attention is given to the improvement of water supplies. Strict and stringent sanitary laws are enacted and rigidly enforced by the strong arm of monarchical governments, in the hope that such measures will prevent a breaking out and spread of the cholera scourge. The enactment of quarantine measures for the stoppage of Eastern immigration is also resorted to in Germany, and is being considered in England for the same purpose.

We regret that we are not able to report similar sanitary activities in many American cities and towns, every one of which is in a greater or less degree threatened by

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