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9206. YELLOW FEVER, Cities and.—[continued].

I have supposed it practicable
to prevent its generation by building our cities on a more open plan. Take, for
instance, the checker board for a plan. Let
the black squares only be building squares, and
the white ones be left open, in turf and trees.
Every square of houses will be surrounded by
four open squares, and every house will front
an open square. The atmosphere of such a
town would be like that of the country, insusceptible
of the miasmata which produce yellow
fever. I have proposed that the enlargements
of the city of New Orleans * * * shall be
on this plan.—
To C. F. Volney. Washington ed. iv, 572.
(W. 1805)