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May 14, 1898

Wyman's Method.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(20):1184-1185. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440720048013

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Executive Office, Bowling Green, Ky., April 20, 1898.

Dr. Walter Wyman, Surgeon-General U. S. Marine-Hospital Service, Washington, D. C.:

Dear Sir:  —I regret very much that you feel it necessary to make the statements contained in your letter. Your records can not show that the officers of this Board or the Governor of Kentucky asked you to send any one to Middlesboro for the very simple reason that they did not do so. After Dr. Wertenbaker was sent without official invitation, he reported to you that we had the epidemic under control, that no inter-State question was involved, and asked to be relieved. You ordered him to remain for reasons best known to yourself, until his presence, and your promise to furnish funds, demoralized the local officials, who had from the first objected to bearing the expense properly imposed under our statutes. Under a gross mis-representation of the facts the

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