New York City. Oct. 14, 1899.
To the Editor:
—Apropos of the departure for Europe of Dr. Doty, the health officer of the port of New York, to propose to the health authorities of Bremen and other places "a new method for the control of importation of infectious diseases to America," I ask that you print an article of mine which was published in Janus (Amsterdam, Holland), May and June, 1897, as follows: The following laws applying to emigrants should be, in my opinion, promulgated:1. Emigrants from leprous countries of Europe, like Norway and Sweden, should be visited by the medical officer attached to the United States Consulate at the port of embarkation. If the emigrant is of a leprous family, he should be compelled to leave his clothes and effects behind him, and rig himself out anew, submit himself to personal disinfection, and be reported as suspicious to