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August 5, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(6):360-361. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450580054013

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The timeliness of this seemingly trite topic is suggested by the recent prevalence of the disease, with frequent mistakes in diagnosis, and also by the collection of the observations of physicians on the present epidemic. Only a few meager reports have appeared, but they contain much that is of very great general importance. Corlett has given us the best summary that has yet appeared. The mistakes that have occurred in the diagnosis of smallpox during the last two years have been due in part to the unfamiliarity of a large part of the profes

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