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Systematic Inhumanity.

The prison-pen at Elmira was divided by a stagnant piece of water or ‘lagoon,’ the miasma arising from which ‘rendered it necessary for eight or ten hospitals to be built. Yet the head surgeon, Dr. Sanger, would sign no report which ascribed to this cause the death of a patient;’ consequently the lagoon remained undisturbed, and the frightful mortality continued. ‘The better class of officers were loud and indignant in their reproaches of Dr. Sanger's systematic inhumanity to the prisoners, and they affirmed that he avowed his determination to stint these poor, helpless creatures in retaliation for alleged neglect on the part of our own authorities!’

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