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Treasury Department, Office of the Supervising Surgeon-General Marine-Hospital Service. Washington, D. C, April 13, 1898.
Dr. J. N. McCormack, Secretary State Board of Health:
—In reply to your letter of April 9, 1898, in which you request a correction of alleged mis-statements made in the current number of the Public Health Reports regarding smallpox epidemic in Middlesboro, I have to say that the statements in said Public Health Reports are verified by the records of this office, which show that not only the Governor of Kentucky and a member of Congress for the District including Middlesboro, and the president and secretary of the State Board of Health of Kentucky, requesting national aid in suppressing the epidemic of smallpox at Middlesboro, but that a similar request was also made from the Mayor of Middlesboro; so that your request for a correction was evidently made under a misapprehension of the facts.Contrary
Wyman W. Wyman's Method. JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720048012
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