Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXXI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-28 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 2EIGHT CASES OF SMALLPOX

Seven in One Family on the Edge of
Vermillion County.

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
COVINGTON, Ind., April 27. – George W. Rowland, M. D., of this city, has reported a case of smallpox near Silverwood, in the southern part of Fountain county. The patient is a boy sixteen years old, named Austin Whitford. He contracted the disease from a family living in Vermillion county, two and one-half miles southwest from Perryville, where the doctor found seven cases in the family.

A man from Arkansas went there recently and is supposed to have spread the disease. The infected localities have been quarantined and a strict watch has been placed over them.

“Eight Cases of Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 28 April 1900, p. 2, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 3 February 2015).

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