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Smallpox Epidemic, Part XL

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-03-02 (Smallpox epidemic)LETTERS ARE RECEIVED
Containing Information About Health
Conditions Over the State.

A letter was received by the State Board of Health yesterday from Redkey, in which the writer complained to the state board that the local board of health was not exercising proper precaution in preventing the spread of contagious diseases.

Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county, informed the state board that there had been no new cases of smallpox in that county outside of infected houses for more than three weeks. He says the disease has been kept out of all the trading centers, and as a consequence the business interests of the community did not suffer. He says the best of results have been obtained in that county through the hearty co-operation of the people.

“Letters Are Received,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 25 February 1900, p. 8, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part XXXVIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-02-24 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8HARD ON CANDIDATE.
Frank Hines Is Compelled to Give Up
His Canvas.

Three cases of smallpox were reported to the State Board of Health yesterday by Dr. McLain, of Scott county. The board also received a complaint about a man that escaped from quarantine in Vanderburg county and went to Crawfordsville. A more rigid enforcement of the quarantine laws was asked for.

The board confirmed the diagnosis of the disease prevailing at Brookville as smallpox.

Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county, says that a physician in that county maintains that the disease is chickenpox and is causing the local health officers lots of trouble.

Frank Hines, who was making a canvass for the nomination for sheriff in Delaware county, has contracted a case of smallpox and has been forced to give up his canvass.

“Hard On Candidate,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 24 February 1900, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).