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).