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May 1910

History of Yellow Fever.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1910;V(5):532. doi:10.1001/archinte.1910.00050270086009

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Yellow fever has been annihilated in its classic abodes—Cuba and the Isthmus of Panama. A turning-point in its history has been reached, and though the history of the discovery of the cause has still to be written, it is not likely that the epidemiologic chapters will ever be repeated, and it therefore seems fit material for the historian. The present work is evidently a labor of love, and the author deserves much praise for doing as well as he has. He would doubtless receive more had he not offered so much. Nearly forty pages are given to a description of other epidemic diseases, with many curious bits of medical history thrown in. This is preceded by a chapter on definitions, and considering that the book is intended partly for "the information and guidance of the public," it is unfortunate this could not have been done by a trained hand. The

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