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Smallpox Epidemic, Part XLI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-03-03 (Smallpox epidemic)The Smallpox Situation.

The State Board of Health has received a letter from Dr. Cole, of Lyons, who says that the quarantine laws are not being observed in that place, and asks for advice in the matter. In conclusion he said: “Advise me in strong terms and I will execute the orders if it takes the whole county to do it.”

Dr. Hurty says that the State Board of Health is studying the problem of what to do with the tramps, as they are spreading smallpox all over the state.”

“The Smallpox Situation,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 3 March 1900, p. 8, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).