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Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-12 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 5Dr. Griffith and family, of Cory, are under quarantine because they visited the family of E.G. O’Brien, of Saline City, whose little child is said to have died of smallpox. Dr. Griffith declares it was spinal meningitis.

“Indiana Notes,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 12 April 1900, p. 5, col. 4-5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).


Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-07 (Smallpox epidemic)MALIGNANT SMALLPOX

It Caused the Death of a Little Child
At Saline City.

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
BRAZIL, Ind., April 6. – The little son of Attorney E.G. O’Brien, residing at Saline City, died this morning of malignant smallpox, after having been ill only twenty-four hours. Drs. Griffith, Finch and Gantz attended the child, and they all agreed that the disease was virulent smallpox.

Two more cases are reported in the town, but it is believed the patients will recover.

“Malignant Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 7 April 1900, p. 2, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).