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—Peoria reports 745 deaths during 1902, a death rate of 10.64 per 1,000.—Danville's death rate for the year was 18.3 per 1,000, consumption, accidents and heart disease leading in the order named.
Typhoid Rife in Elgin.
—More than fifty school children of Elgin are ill with typhoid fever, and the president of the board of education has issued a proclamation urging boiling of water and individual drinking cups. The water supply of Elgin is taken from Fox river, which is said to be not above reproach.
—A bill to be introduced abolishes the office of coroner and transfers his duties to some other officer—another provides for a board of medical examiners, separate from the State Board of Health—a third looks to state isolation and care of consumptives—a fourth recommends the establishment of a state home for epileptics.
—Drs. Charles W. Compton, S. R. Hopkins,
Medical News.. JAMA. 1903;XL(3):179-183. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030043014