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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).