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June 2, 1900

Colorado and Quarantine Against Consumptives.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(22):1430. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460220060022

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal for May 12, page 1156, Dr. Joseph Matteson, of Chicago, in his article entitled "Notification and State Supervision of the Tuberculous," makes the following statement: "It is rumored that the State Board of Health (of Colorado) had under consideration the advisability of quarantine against more consumptives."Inasmuch as Dr. Matteson has made this public statement, I deem it my duty, as Secretary of the State Board of Health of Colorado, to request that you make equally public my statement that no such measure has ever been seriously considered by the Colorado State Board of Health. You will see by reference to Circular No. 20 of the State Board of Health, which was issued in February of this year, that instead of considering a quarantine the statement is made that "There is no need to talk of quarantining against consumption. Such a course is both

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