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January 14, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXII(2):88. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450290038010

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The Surgeon-General of the army is on a tour of inspection of all the government hospitals in Havana and in general of all military hospitals in the Island of Cuba. He left Washington, D. C., Jan. 3, 1899, accompanied by Capt. E. L. Munson, asst.-surgeon, U. S. A., as an aide. The long death-list from yellow fever among the Spanish troops in Cuba in 1897, the first season after the arrival of large reinforcements from Spain, shows what our troops may expect during the coming summer unless every precaution is taken for their protection. The Surgeon-General is already familiar with the general conditions on the island, from his residence there while a member of the Yellow Fever Commission; but a personal inspection of the local conditions surrounding the various camps and garrisons is needful to enable him to institute his measures to the best advantage. According to the military journals,

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