Smallpox Epidemic, Part XXIX

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-02-15 (Smallpox epidemic)Disease About Stamped Out

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 14. – The Board of Health is hopeful, not to say confident, that the threatened epidemic of smallpox in Terre Haute has been prevented. For six days now only one case has been reported, and it of a very mild type which had been under surveillance for several days. In all there have been eight cases, none of which was of a serious nature. The Board has given orders, however, to require vaccination on the part of all school pupils after this week; not compulsory vaccination but making vaccination necessary for further attendance on school.

“Disease About Stamped Out,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 15 February 1900, p. 2, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 6 December 2014).

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