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Joseph Y. Porter; R. D. Murray; G. M. Magruder; Robert W. Hargis
JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630035012.
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Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 18th, 1893.

To the Public:  —The State Health Officer expresses the belief that the fears and apprehensions of the health of Pensacola, which for the past week have agitated the public, involving the interdiction of travel and the consequent embarrassment to commerce, should now cease.Of the reported deaths on the 9th inst., a thorough and impartial investigation into the history of the cases confirms the opinion heretofore announced that the Rev. Waite did not die from yellow fever, and that the death of the child, Ellen Wood, from the history, was of such a doubtful nature as to only warrant the disinfection of the dwelling as a sanitary measure, which precaution the public was entitled to receive by reason of this element of doubt. This has been done under the direct supervision of the State and United States government officers.Since this investigation was begun and


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