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October 22, 1892

Chamber of Commerce Cholera Report, New York.—

JAMA. 1892;XIX(17):505. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420170029007

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Abstract

We have received a copy of the report on cholera made by the Advisory Medical Council of the above named body. The report is signed by Drs. Stephen Smith, Chairman, Abram Jacobi, E. G. Janeway, T. M. Prudden, R. H. Derby, Hermann Biggs and Allen M. Hamilton. These gentlemen were selected to fill the honorary positions on this Council, by a special committee of the Chamber of Commerce, early in September, and their report was handed in on the 21st of that month.

The report is worthy of reproduction here in its entirety, but we propose now to quote only a paragraph relative to a short detention of persons at quarantine stations. The Council reports as follows: " We believe that under ordinary conditions the period of quarantine detention of healthy persons when removed, as they should be at once on their arrival in port, from all known or possible sources

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