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April 13, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(15):1042-1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470150038003

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Since March 6, 1900, when the first case of plague was recognized in the city of San Francisco, The Journal has called the attention of its readers from time to time to the reports of further cases occurring there and has emphasized over and over again the necessity of more active and intelligent measures of suppression than those which, owing to the unfortunate disputes which have arisen among physicians and politicians in California, could be, under the circumstances, undertaken. Thanks to certain reliable correspondents on the Pacific Slope, we have been kept very fully informed of all that has happened there during the past year, especially of everything connected with the plague situation.

A PANICKY CONDITION.  The findings of the bacteriologists of San Francisco, confirmed as they were by the careful microscopic studies of one of the most skilled bacteriologists in America—Dr. Kinyoun, of the U. S. Marine-Hospital Service—the latter

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