Plague in the western part of the United States
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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Plague -- West (U.S.),
  • Fleas as carriers of disease.

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Statementby C.R. Eskey, senior surgeon and V.H. Haas, passed assistant surgeon. From the Division of Domestic Quarantine, Public Health Service. Prepared by direction of the surgeon general.
SeriesPublic health bulletin, no. 254
ContributionsHaas, Victor Howard, 1909- joint author., Good, Newell Emanuel, 1905-
LC ClassificationsRC176.A2 E7
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 83 p. incl. illus. (maps) tables.
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6408530M
LC Control Number40029209

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