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May 30, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(22):785. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410740029008

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Small-pox in Havana.  —The last issue of the Revista de Ciencias Medicas of Havana announces fifteen deaths from small-pox in that city during the month of April. Dr. Laguardia, of the Sanitary Department, announces that the disease is spreading.

High Buildings.  —We are glad to observe that a discussion is going on among the architects and engineers of Chicago, relative to the safety of the extremely high buildings which are in course of construction in this and other large cities. This is a subject of the utmost conceivable importance. The fall of such a structure when filled with an army of workers would be a calamity of the greatest magnitude.While we are ever ready to utter an encouraging word to those who are engaged in all laudable enterprises, profoundconsideration must be given to any conditions which jeopardize and hazard human life.The sanitary arrangements of such buildings are usually

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