Congressional Edition Volume 4238
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... malarial country like that, is it not true that a good deal of sickness in the nature of fevers comes from the breaking up and disturbing of primitive soil i Mr. Morison. That has always been the theory, and I think that it is probably correct. The Panama Railroad Company makes it a rule with their white employees to give them two months' furlough every year--one month at full pay and one month without pay--and to give them transportation between New York and Colon back and forth, they paying their own board on the ship. With that provision they do not seem to have any special difficulty with the health of their men. Senator Harris. The Commission make no estimate whatever as to the sanitation of Panama and Colon I I J M.0R80X-Not in detail. That is one of the things which is included in the 20 per cent, and it is my own judgment that the sanitation of the Isthmus of Panama involves much less untried work than the sanitation of the swamps of Nicaragua. In fact, our experience in Cuba has been of enormous value in showing what could be done at Panama. I can not say that it has been of value in teaching us how to handle swamps. Senator Harris. Well, swamps will not produce yellow fever. Mr. Morison. If the last reports are correct, we can get rid of yellow fever by killing the mosquitoes. The swamps will produce fevers that are worse than yellow fever. Senator Hanna. Then, summing up the proposition of the Panama Canal route, there are to your mind no physical difficulties that are insurmountable or approaching that, and no engineering difficulties but what can be easily overcome 2 Mr. Morison. Well, which it is perfectly practical to overcome. Senator Hanna. That is better. In view of those facts, do you consider the price at which this...
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