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Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXXIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-29 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8Louis Thompson Has Smallpox

Another case of smallpox was reported to the Board of Health yesterday, the patient being Louis Thompson, living at No. 1716 Yandes street. He is employed by one of the gas companies, and the Board of Health fears that many people have come in contact with Thompson. He has been sent to the detention hospital and the other five members of the family placed under quarantine.

“Louis Thompson Has Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 29 April 1900, p. 8, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 March 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXXII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-28 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8AT BOTH ENDS OF LINE.

J.A. Martin is Barred Out Because of
Smallpox

When J. A. Martin, a railroad employee, returned from a trip to Columbus, O., Thursday and started to enter his home at 16 Walcott street he met physicians leaving the place, who told him that he could not go in, as there was smallpox there. The patient is Claude B. Stanley, also a railroad man, who returned from a trip to Columbus, O., a few days ago, where he contracted the disease. He has been sent to the detention hospital and Mrs. Martin and her two children place under quarantine. Mr. Martin said he was compelled to leave his regular boarding house in Columbus, O., on account of smallpox breaking out among the boarders during his absence, and when he returned to his home in this city he found he could not get into his own home on account of smallpox.

“At Both Ends of Line,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 28 April 1900, p. 8, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXIX

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-26 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 11Two Cases of Smallpox.

Edgar and Hazel Hawkins, whose father, Bert Hawkins, was sent to the contagious pavilion of the City Hospital several days ago suffering from smallpox, have both taken the disease and were removed to the City Hospital.

“Two Cases of Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 26 April 1900, p. 11, col. 7; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXXVIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-25 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 8Quarantine is Raised.

The Board of Health yesterday raised the smallpox quarantine on the following residences: F. Durand, 1125 Nelson street; Arthur Neiger, 807 South New Jersey street; Fred Roth, 1220 South Senate avenue; G. Peterson, 503 Dougherty stree, and H. Kellermeyer, 330 East Minnesota street.

The patients are yet at the contagious pavilion at the City Hospital.

“Quarantine is Raised,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 25 April 1900, p. 8, col. 4; 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).