Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXVII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-25 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 4Smallpox Patient in a Dog Pound.

CHICAGO, April 24, – The Tribune says: “Penned in with four dogs and three horses in a small pound behind the Englewood police station, and suffering from smallpox in a malignant form, James Harris, of Spring Valley., Ill., shivered and moaned for three hours last night while he waited for the health authorities to remove him. Meanwhile, before the authorities had taken him in charge, he had entered a dozen stores on different streets, where the disease is dreaded.

“Smallpox patient in a Dog Pound,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 25 April 1900, p. 4, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 3 February 2015).

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