The appearance of the cholera in New York harbor lately and the measures which were taken to prevent its entry have given rise to discussions of the question as to whether quarantine should be under the control of the National Government.
The question has been argued in the periodicals from legal and sanitary points of view.
In the latter phase it interests us alike as citizens and as physicians. Being physicians we should be sanitarians, and being sanitarians we should not only be interested in a question of such vast importance to the whole country, but feel it our privilege and duty to speak upon it.
With this view I beg to present it to the consideration of this Society, but in doing so will invite attention to such points only as have not been brought out in the discussions which I have seen in the journals.
It has been
BEAVER DBD. CONTROL OF QUARANTINE BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. Read before the Berks County Medical Society, Reading, Pa., Nov. 8,1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):721–723. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250015001d
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