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Smallpox Epidemic, Part LVI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-03-21 (Smallpox epidemic)Man at West Lebanon Who Was Brok-
En Out with Smallpox.

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WILLIAMSPORT, Ind., March 20. – William Smart, residing about one mile from West Lebanon, in this (Waren) county, is ill at his home from smallpox. The physicians are unable at present to determine whether he is suffering from a mild or malignant form of the disease.

It is feared that the disease will be widely spread, as Mr. Smart has mingled freely with people until after the formation of numerous pustules on his person, even getting shaved in a barber shop after the disease was thus advanced.

“Man At West Lebanon Who Was Broken Out With Smallpox,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 21 March 1900, p. 2, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-03-20 (Smallpox epidemic)People Averse to Disinfection

The State Board of Health was notified by Dr. Modesitt, health officer at Clay City, yesterday that he had met with forcible opposition in his effort to disinfect homes in Clay City and asked for instructions. Dr. Hurty sent instructions to Dr. Modesitt to arrest all the offenders and then to disinfect the homes.

A new case of smallpox was reported from West Lebanon, Warren county.

“People Averse to Disinfection,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 20 March 1900, p. 8, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).