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March 1, 1902

Letter from India.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):596-597. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480090048015

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Bombay, India, Jan. 15, 1902.

To the Editor:  —England has sent many of her best medical men to India for service in both army and civil hospitals. Bombay, the chief city of the Empire, is well supplied. The Grant Medical College is equipped for good work and the great hospital adjacent always teems with patients. At a surgical clinic recently held there eight capital operations were performed for various phases of tubercular infection; hip disease, amputation of forearm, peri-rectal abscess, deep cervical abscess, peritonitis, axillary glands, ankle joint and tendovaginitis of thigh. Many of the hot-climate ills are mere preparatory steps to general tuberculosis, whose ravages are fearful in the native population of the cities.

INCREASE OF PLAGUE.  Just now plague is again attracting attention. It is increasing rapidly in other parts of India and is spreading. The Plague Commission has made its reports. Nothing but the continued persistence of

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