Recent Deaths

1912 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
was present in Manila in 1900. A crusade was inaugurated against the rats of the city in 1901, and hundreds of thousands of rats were killed. The dead rats were labelled and sent to the laboratory for microscopical examination, with the number of the house from which they were obtained. All premises on which diseased rats were found were closed for occupancy until disinfected and put into habitable condition. By this means several thousands of the old stone houses were placed in sanitary condition."
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