RECENT SPREAD OF THE PLAGUE. The scourge reached England in 1899, in the person of a sailor from Calcutta, who was landed at Ply mouth. To the same port a coal-trimmer from Bombay was brought, suffering from plague. In England. in 1900. there were four cases, with two deaths; in 1901 there Were 14 cases and 11 deaths. Eleven eases were reported in Glasgow in 1900, with one death. New York City was reached by the plague in November, 1899, on a coffee steamer from Santos, Brazil, aboard of which two men were sick with plague on reach ing quarantine. There was no spread of the dis ease. In December, 1899, the fell disease ap peared in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, probably brought from Japan. There were four cases and two deaths. In 1900 the islands reported 84 cases, with 64 deaths; in 1901, 13 fatal cases. In 1900, of two cases reaching the port of New York, one proved fatal in quarantine; in 1901 a stoker on a steamer from Calcutta appeared at quarantine as a case of plague. Undoubted bu
bonic plague was uncovered in November, 1900, in the Chinese quarter of San Francisco, and a large area was declared infected. Great difficulty was experienced by a special commission which ex plored this quarter, and which finally reported in 1901 that there had been in all 42 fatal cases of the plague in San Francisco. Manila, P. I., furnished a few eases of plague in 1899, and in 1900 there were 399 eases, with 2S1 deaths, reported from the Philippines; while in 1901 the figures reported were 497 cases, with 375 deaths.
The United States Marine Hospital Service prepares at its hygienic laboratory a quantity of the prophylactic fluid of Haffkine, for distribu tion to national, State, and local quarantine of ficers throughout this country. The Pasteur In stitutes at Lisbon and at Paris distribute anti plague serum to different parts of Europe.