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December 10, 1892

THE U. S. QUARANTINE LAWS AND THEIR SCOPE.Read before the Chicago Medico-Legal Society, Dec. 3,1892.

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SURGEON, FOEMERLY SUPERVISING SURGEON-GENERAL, U. S. MARINE HOSPITAL SERVICE.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(24):698-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420240020001e

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Abstract

Mr. President and Gentlemen,—When our learned Secretary suggested to me the writing of a paper on some subject of mutual interest to the members of the Medico-Legal Society, I could only think of the question which for some years had a practical bearing on my acts as an executive officer, and which to-day is of deep interest to every inhabitant of our country, whether denizen or citizen. That question is: How far are our quarantine laws effective in preventing the inroads of disease? And growing from that another inquiry: Are there defects needing legislative remedy?

If my discourse to-night shall seem to dwell on the legal more than upon the medical side of the questions proposed, it is because, as national health officer, I was in position to note the defects existing, and from time to time to propose legislative remedies. The later laws were therefore intended to remedy a

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