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December 24, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):759-762. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260025010

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No. 301 Mott St.

New York, December 13, 1892.

Hon. Chas. G. Wilson,

President Health Department.

Sir:  —I have the honor to submit the following report of the pathological and bacteriological work of this Department during the outbreak of cholera in this 'city which occurred during September of the present year.In this work I secured the coöperation of Dr. Edward K. Dunham of the Carnegie laboratory, who has had large experience in biological work connected with Asiatic cholera at the Hygienic Institute in Berlin, and I desire to acknowledge here my great indebtedness to him for biological investigations in this connection.As bearing upon what is to follow, I desire to direct attention to certain features in the diagnosis of Asiatic cholera. It is admitted by all clinicians of experience that a differential diagnosis between sporadic and Asiatic cholera cannot be made on the clinical history alone. In the

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