Report of the Special Health Commissioners Appointed by the Governor to Confer with the Federal Authorities at Washington Respecting the Alleged Existence of Bubonic Plague in California: Also Report of State Board of Health

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A.J. Johnston, Superintendent State Print., 1901 - Plague - 48 pages
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Page 90 - Who makes by force his merit known And lives to clutch the golden keys. To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne; And moving up from high to higher, Becomes on Fortune's crowning slope The pillar of a people's hope, The centre of a world's desire...
Page 93 - This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell; my blessing season this in thee!
Page 23 - ... of California there is no intentional discourtesy on the part of officer directed by the Treasury Department to supervise this investigation. In this matter, which concerns deeply the welfare of this State, I respectfully request that cooperation with the State authorities by such experts should be advised, in order that the State may select eminent home bacteriologists and physicians, as well as, if deemed necessary, bacteriologists and physicians from other States and countries, to examine...
Page 16 - That the medical gentlemen and experts of the City Board of Health and the Federal quarantine officers who have ventured the injurious opinions which have spread broadcast over the world the rumor of the existence of the dreadful plague in the great and healthful city of San Francisco have never seen a living case of plague; whereas, some among the physicians, surgeons, and scientists with whom I have advised have had personal experience and wide opportunities in observing bubonic plague when it...
Page 10 - ... qualified professionally and in every particular to cooperate and look over the situation with them, and thereby further your highly commendable purpose in that regard. But one-sided or secret examinations (not at all times participated in by the State), such as have, in the past, been witnessed in San Francisco, to its irreparable detriment and to that of the whole State, you can readily see, from the result of your own recent searching and valuable examination, should not, and can not, be again...
Page 26 - Francisco, Cal.: SIRS : By direction of the Governor, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this day of your esteemed communication dated February 12, 1901, in which you express your desire that the Governor should indicate a time and place at which you may pay your respects to him, and in response thereto the Governor expresses his appreciation of your courtesy, and begs leave...
Page 70 - ... agitated, trembling, miserable, hesitating in the midst of difficulties, turning round to their friends for that support which should come from within, feeling in the wound for things which they did not understand, holding consultations amid the cries of the patient, or even retiring to consult about his case, while he lay bleeding, in great pain and awful expectation.
Page 27 - Your most obedient and humble servant, HENRY T. GAGE, Governor of California. Telegram from Hon. Lyman J. Gage, US Secretary of the Treasury, to the Governor. WASHINGTON, DC, February 19, 1901. His Excellency the Governor of California: Replying to your telegram of the 7th instant to the President, while the Department does not deem it necessary to join in a new commission as you propose, it is not its purpose to make public the report of the present commission till you are advised of its purport,...
Page 8 - ... readiness of the State to proceed, he postponed the commencement of operations until April 9th. On the morning of that day a force of forty-three men, subsequently largely increased, was put to work, and the instructions of Dr. White were rigidly adhered to, your commissioners taking pains to hear from him at frequent intervals, in order to learn if everything was proceeding according to his desires. The process adopted, as prescribed by Dr. White, and the progress of the work, are fully described...
Page 34 - Governor Gage wired Surgeon White notifying him that no officer of the Federal Government had been requested to "participate in an examination, etc., outside the city and county of San Francisco." He said: "Your mere suspicion from the improved health of the Chinese district that the sick are being removed from San Francisco is not only unwarranted as a conclusion, but I know it to be unfounded in fact.

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