A history of plague in the United States of America
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A  history of plague in the United States of America
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    History of plague in the United States
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    "Measured in terms of morbidity and mortality, plague has never been a major public health problem in the United States, but, in terms of latent danger and the total cost of suppressive measures during the past 50 years, it cannot be placed in a minor classification. This disease, which has been one of the world's greatest killers, has forced the spending of large amounts of money on efforts to keep it out of this country, to suppress the epidemics which did gain a foothold, and to control or eradicate epizootics in domestic and wild rodents. Modern methods of rodent and ectoparasite control, together with almost specific therapeutic drugs, have decreased the potential danger from plague. Arrival at this turning point makes it particularly fitting to review the accomplishments of the past five decades, to summarize the cooperative efforts of the Public Health Service and the State health departments, and to emphasize specific contributions by individuals of the Public Health Service." - p. iii Dr. Link is deputy officer in charge of the Communicable Disease Center, Bureau of State Services, Public Health Service, Atlanta, Ga. Before coming to the center, he was stationed at the Public. Health Service's Plague Laboratory at San Francisco, where he was deputy medical officer in charge from June 1943 to November 1950 and medical officer in charge from December 1950 to February 1952. Dr. Link is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Plague for the 5-year term 1952-57. Issued concurrently with the March 1955 issue of Public health reports, vol. 70, no. 3).
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    Vernon B. Link, M.D., M.P.H. Includes bibliographical references. Publications on plague by Public Health Service officers: p. 114-120.
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