Hereafter All Smallpox Patients Will
The Board of Health will insist that all persons suffering with smallpox shall be removed to the isolation hospital. City Attorney Kern gave an opinion to the board that smallpox patients can be compelled to go to the hospital. The health officers will now make it compulsory with the patients to be taken to the hospital, where they can be better cared for and lessen the danger of the disease spreading.
Case at Bedford.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
BEDFORD, Ind., April 16. – Dr. Freeland, secretary of the City Board of Health, was called just before noon at attend Ernest Giles, of this city, and found him suffering from a well-developed case of smallpox. He returned last Friday from the Memphis races, where he contracted the disease. A large of number of people have been exposed and the house has been quarantined, as also the family of H. G. Salyards, of the Kahn Tailoring Company, of Indianapolis, who resides in the same place. Seven other citizens who roomed in the building and had been exposed were sent out to the clubhouse, three miles from the city, this afternoon after being vaccinated, where they will be under quarantine until all danger is over.
“To The Detention Hospital,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 17 April 1900, p. 6, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).