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Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXVII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-25 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 4Smallpox Patient in a Dog Pound.

CHICAGO, April 24, – The Tribune says: “Penned in with four dogs and three horses in a small pound behind the Englewood police station, and suffering from smallpox in a malignant form, James Harris, of Spring Valley., Ill., shivered and moaned for three hours last night while he waited for the health authorities to remove him. Meanwhile, before the authorities had taken him in charge, he had entered a dozen stores on different streets, where the disease is dreaded.

“Smallpox patient in a Dog Pound,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 25 April 1900, p. 4, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXVI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-24 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 3City News Notes

Elmer Wright, living on Sherman drive, whose children were some days ago found to be afflicted with smallpox, now has the disease. Dr. Ridpath said his attack was very severe and he things the other three members of the family will also have the disease.

“City News Notes,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 24 April 1900, p. 3, col. 7; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-19 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 6In Doubt About Disease.

A suspected case of smallpox in a family living on Nelson street was reported to the Board of Health yesterday. Dr. C. E. Ferguson visited the patient and will make a thorough diagnosis of the case this morning, as he was unable to determine yesterday whether it was smallpox or measles.

“In Doubt About Disease,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 19 April 1900, p. 6, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXIV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-19 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 3Mayor’s Cabinet To-Day

The mayor’s cabinet will meet this morning in Mayor Taggart’s office. It is expected the Board of Health will give some information on the smallpox situation. It was also said yesterday the mayor will discuss the elevated track question before the members of the cabinet.

“Mayor’s Cabinet To-Day,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 19 April 1900, p. 3, col. 5-6; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-18 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 3Eighth Case of Smallpox

Irwin Baker, aged eighteen, living at 811 Dawson street, has the smallpox, his case being the eighth that has been reported to the Board of Health. There are four in the family, and all have been placed under quarantine.

“Eighth Case of Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 18 April 1900, p. 3, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

 

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-17 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 6TO THE DETENTION HOSPITAL

Hereafter All Smallpox Patients Will
Be Taken.

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).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-16 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 3SUNDAY AFTERNOON CALLERS

Quarantined Before They Could Leave
Because of Smallpox.

The seventh case of smallpox within a week was reported to the Board of Health last night, the patient being Walter Grider, living at 2117 Chestnut street. Grider was compelled to go to bed yesterday and when physicians were called the disease was immediately diagnosed as smallpox. Grider is married and during the afternoon his brother and wife called at his home. The health officers placed them under quarantine before they could leave. An aged couple living in the rear of the house occupied by Grider are also under quarantine.

The health officers are greatly worried over this case because Grider has been walking about the city for several days while his body has been broken out with eruptions and many people have been exposed to the disease. Dr. Clark, secretary of the Board of Health, said last night he is afraid there will be more cases of the disease as a result of the great number of people who came in contact with Grider. The city is now feeding about fifty people who are under quarantine as a result of smallpox. Grider will be removed to the isolation hospital this morning and every precaution will be taken to prevent the disease from spreading.

Smallpox in Irvington.

Dr. M.J. Spencer, superintendent of the City Dispensary, was called yesterday to the home of E. Wright, on Sherman Drive, Irvington, where he found one child with smallpox and two more just coming down with it. Dr. Ridpath was advised and he will look into the case this morning. The family was directed not to go out and a quarantine will be established this morning. The quarantine is one which will have to be maintained by the county, it being outside of the city limits. There are five children and two adults in the family.

“Sunday Afternoon Callers,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 16 April 1900, p. 3, col. 6-7; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXX

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-15 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 6Another Case of Smallpox

Another case of smallpox was reported to the Board of Health last night, the patient being Ed Kellermeyer, of 330 East Minnesota street. He lived with his brother, who is married. The house and inmates have been placed under quarantine. Kellermeyer’s case is said to be mild, but he is unable to tell where he was exposed to the disease. Dr. Clark says the health officers have been able to trace the other cases of smallpox in the city to the Bates-street case.

“Another Case of Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 15 April 1900, p. 6, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

 

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXIX

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-14 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8TWO MORE CASES.

Bert Hawking Refuses to Go to the Is-
olation Hospital.

Dr. C.E. Ferguson diagnosed two suspected cases of smallpox yesterday, and found that both the patients were suffering with the disease. Bert Hawkins, aged twenty, living at 1337 West Ohio street, is one of the patients, and he declined to be removed to the isolation hospital. He lives with his brother, who has a wife and three children, and all have been placed under quarantine. H. C. Peterson, living at 503 Dougherty street, is the other patient, and he consented to be removed to the isolation hospital. The house was quarantined. He was exposed to the disease recently, as his family is intimate with other families where smallpox cases recently developed.

“Two More Cases,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 14 April 1900, p. 8, col. 4-5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXVIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-13 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8PEOPLE COMPLAIN

Of the Guards at a Quarantined House
-Enumerator Alarmed.

People living in the neighborhood of 807 South New Jersey street, where there is a case of smallpox, have made complaint that the guards placed at the house have not attended to their duties, and instead of watching the house to prevent people entering or the inmates from leaving have spent most of their time in neighboring grocery stores. Secretary Clark of the Board of Health said last night that he had heard no complaint but he would investigate the matter to-day. He said he selected good officers to watch the house and did not believe they would neglect their duty.

Yesterday afternoon one of the school census enumerators called at the office of the Board of Health, very much agitated, because he had stopped at the house on 1220 South Senate avenue, not knowing there was smallpox in the family. He was told to be vaccinated at once. No new cases of smallpox were reported to the Board of Health yesterday.

“People Complain,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 13 April 1900, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).