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September 3, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):292-293. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100024005

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Since our last issue cholera has spread with even more than usual rapidity. In Europe it is no longer confined to the seaports of Havre, Hamburg and St. Petersburg, but is also in Berlin, Antwerp, Liverpool, London and at other points in England.

In Great Britain but little dependence seems to be placed in quarantine measures for the effectual stoppage of the introduction of the disease. The sanitary officials relying more upon a good sanitary condition of the cities and towns, hoping thereby, to ameliorate the force of the epidemic, which seemed certain to evade all quarantine barriers that might be erected against its invasion.

In our own country the National Government has established strict quarantine stations at all ports of entry, and has done everything possible in that way, except to suspend immigration. This has been urged by the Michigan State Board of Health, and although the measure is

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