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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
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Dr. J. H. White, assistant surgeon general, U. S. Public Health Service. In 1905 Dr. White was given full control by the national, state and city authorities of the yellow-fever epidemic in New Orleans. His work was done strictly on the mosquito basis, and the epidemic, which was fully started and which would certainly otherwise have resulted in thousands of deaths, was wiped out before frost for the first time in the history of yellow fever. The total death list was less than 500.