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- The Atlantic Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia
- Deadly Malaria Spread By Sting of Mosquitoes
- The Atlantic Monthly
- "Welcome, Stranger! A Tribute to Ellis Island By a Guest." by Agnes Miller. August 1927, pages 157-166.
- Extracts from the Congressional Record
- Views of Charles W. Eliot and Andrew Carnegie Opposing Restriction of Immigration; Remarks of Hon. William S. Bennet of New York, [Washington, 1911]
- Geddes, Sir A.C.
- Despatch from H.M. Ambassador at Washington reporting on Conditions at Ellis Island Immigration Station Presented to Parliament by command of His Majesty, written January 18, 1923
- Bulletin of the History of Medicine
- " 'The Eyes Have It': Trachoma, the Perception of Disease, the United States Public Health Service, and the American Jewish Immigration Experience, 1897-1924." by Howard Markel. Fall 2000, Volume 74, Number 3, pp. 525-560.
- Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital
- "A Brief History of Quarantine", by W.W. Ford, M.D.; Vol. XXV, No. 277 [Baltimore, MD, March 1914] pp.81-86.
- Ciba Symposia
- "Quarantine", Volume 2, Number 6, September 1940. [Summit, NJ: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc.]
- ELLIS ISLAND, A Historical Perspective
- By Andrea Temple and June F. Tyler. The article with photos is in PDF format and can be slow to load into your web browser. The article provides a historic overview of Ellis Island and also discusses the historic photographs of Augustus Sherman, William Williams and Lewis W. Hine which were taken at Ellis Island during the immigration years.
- Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly
"Barriers Against Invisible Foes", by Frank Linstow White, Vol. XXXIII, January to June 1892; Pages 662–672
- Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization
- The "Open Door" For Immigrants by James Davenport Whelpley, Vol. L, No. 2573, issue date: April 14, 1906, pp. 517-519
- "The National Quarantine", 26 August 1893
- "At The Quarantine Station, New York Harbor", September 17, 1892, Page 896
- "Sketches Of The New York Quarantine Establishment", October 8, 1887
- "Quarantine at New York", Vol. XXIII, No. 1184, Setember 6, 1879; Pages 706 (text) and 704 (pictures).
- "Hospital Ships At The Lower Quarantine, New York Bay", August 4, 1866, Page 492
- "The Cholera and the Quarantine", Saturday, May 12, 1866
- "OUTBRAKE OF CHOLERA AND QUARANTINE AT NEW YORK HARBOR 1892", September 17, 1892
- Hunt's Merchants' Magazine
- "Removal of Yellow Fever Quarantine to Sandy Hook" by E. Meriam, Esq, of NY. Volume XXXVI. January, 1857. Number 1. See a copy at Google Books, page 42.
- The New York Times Newspaper
- "PROPOSED NEW QUARANTINE AT NEW-YORK HARBOR", VOL. XV, NO. 4540. SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1866
- "OPENS THE DOOR TO FRAUDS: HOW FOOD IS SOLD TO IMMIGRANTS AT ELLIS ISLAND." — http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/100/food94.htm
Originally published in The New York Times, December 13, 1894.
- "A LITTLE ISLAND NEAR NEW YORK PEOPLED WITH BABIES: Taken from Incoming Steamers Suffering from Measles, Scarlet Fever and Other Ills, They are Cared for on Hoffman Island Till They Get Well." The New York Times, November 27, 1910.
- Parted From His Family, Wife and Children Deported Before Husband Can Even Greet Them — January 30, 1910
- Doty Holds Up Ship in Fear of Cholera: Nine Steerage Passengers on Italian Steamer Ill, Two Died at Sea — November 17, 1910
- Mothers in Sorrow Leave Ellis Island: Three Immigrants Mourn for Little Ones in Numbered Graves on Hoffman Island, Criticism for a System — November 20, 1910
- "How Plagues Are Watched the World Around By a Unique System of Espionage — Health Officer Alvah H. Doty is Able to Guard Against the Entrance Into This County of Death-Dealing Diseases — Remarkable Work Done in Japan and Germany: How the Work is Done, " The New York Times, October 4, 1908, page SM5.
- "How We Guard Against the Introduction of Cholera: Where the Scourge Originated and How the Government Copes With It When It Gets to These Shores— Dr. Doty Explodes Some Erroneous Beliefs on the Subject of the Dread Disease" The New York Times, July 23, 1911, page SM1
- Dr. Alvah H. Doty Dies in 80th Year , 1934
- The 1892 Cholera Panic
- The North American Review
- The following articles from this periodical have been scanned and placed on Cornell University's Making of America site:
- Quarantine at Work, by William T. Jenkins, M.D.; Volume 155, Issue 432 (November 1892), pp. 585-591
- A Month of Quarantine, by E. L. Godkin; Volume 155, Issue 432 (November 1892), pp. 737-744
- Quarantine Methods,by Alvah H. Doty; vol. 165, issue 489 (August 1897), pp. 201-213
- The National Government and the Public Health, by Alvah H. Doty; vol. 165, issue 493 (December 1897), pp. 741-748.
- The Federal Government and the Public Health, by Alvah H. Doty; vol. 166, issue 498 (May 1898), pp. 543-553.
- The Scientific Prevention of Yellow Fever, by Alvah H. Doty; vol. 167, issue 505 (December 1898), pp. 681-690.
- Popular Science Monthly
- "How Immigrants Are Inspected," by Allan McLaughlin, Vol. LXVI (February 1905), pp. 357-359.
- "The Medical Side of Immigration," by Dr. Alfred C. Reed, Vol. LXXX (April 1912), pp. 384-390.
- "Going Through Ellis Island," by Dr. Alfred C. Reed, Vol. LXXXII (January 1913), pp. 5-18.
- "Immigration and the Public Health" by Dr. Alfred C. Reed, Vol. LXXXIII (1913), pp. 320-38. See text on Google Books
- Success Magazine
- Treasury Department, Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service
- Quarantine Laws and Regulations of the United States. Revised Edition: October 1910. Document No. 2475. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1910] See the 1920 edition on Google Books.
- Treasury Department, Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the United States
- A Word to Ship Captains About Quarantine: An Open Letter to Ship Captains, by L.E. Cofer, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief, Division of Foreign and Insular Quarantine of the Bureau of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. Public Health Bulletin No. 55, July 1912 [Washington D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1912].
- Cholera: Its Nature, Detection, and Prevention, by A. J. McLaughlin [Washington D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1910] v. 25 pt. 2 no. 26-52, 1910. See a copy on Google Books
- Handbook for the Ship's Medicine Chest, by George W. Stoner [Washington D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1904] See a copy on Google Books
- Treasury Department, United States Public Health Service
- Quarantine Procedure to Aid Masters of Vessels in Complying with the United States Quarantine Regulations, by L.E. Cofer, Assistant Surgeon General, US Public Health Service. Public Health Bulletin No. 64, February 1914 [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1914].
- Supervising General, U.S. Marine Hospital Service
- Reports on the Sanitation of Ships and Quarantine, prepared by the Supervising General, U.S. Marine Hospital Service for the Use of the International American Conference. Reported to the U.S. Senate, 51st Congress, 1st Session, 1890. February 13, 1890, – Referred to the Committee on Epidemic diseases and ordered to be printed. [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1890] Ex. Doc. No. 58.
- Report on Trichinae and Trichinois. Prepared, under direction of the Supervising Surgeon-General, by Assistant Surgeon, Marine Hospital Service, W.C.W. Glazier, [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881]
- Yellow Fever: Its Nature, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis, and Quarantine Regulations relating thereto, by Officers of the U.S. Marine Hospital Service [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1899]
- Western Reserve Medical Journal
- "The Cholera Quarantine Conducted by the U. S. Marine Hospital Service in 1893", R. M. Woodward [Cleveland, 1895]
- The Washington Post
"WHEN LINERS GET IN – Troubles for the Passengers Begin at Quarantine", March 19, 1905, page 5. This article details the process from when the ship first arrives at the port of New York through the quarantine process.
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