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August 20, 1898

THE RETURN OF SHAFTER'S ARMY.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):421. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080047008

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Abstract

Three months ago, that is when the invasion of Cuba was the subject of general interest, few medical men expected that our troops operating in that island would escape visitation from yellow fever. The profession was therefore not surprised when, about the middle of July, the announcement was made of the presence of the disease in the lines around Santiago. Fortunately the capture of the city and the removal of all armed resistance from its front enabled the army to devote the whole of its much exhausted energies to taking care of itself. Two methods of campaign, as it might be called, against this insidious foe were open to the military commanders. One was that of moving from camp to camp on the high grounds back of Santiago and removing the febrile cases and suspects until each regiment was free from the disease, when it could be embarked for Porto

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