April 18, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1086-1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490160038011

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Hospital for Greenwich.  —It is announced that $30,000 has already been subscribed toward a hospital for Greenwich. It has been decided to raise $100,000 before any work is started.

Sanatorium Fire.  —On March 16 the residence and sanatorium of Dr. George F. Converse, New Haven, were seriously damaged by fire, caused by an explosion of benzine. The family of Dr. Converse and the patients were removed from the building without casualty.

Infectious Diseases.  —Smallpox was reported during February to exist in 6 towns, with 47 cases; there were 1,099 cases of measles, in 66 towns; 339 of scarlet fever, in 55 towns; 3 of cerebro-spinal fever, in 2 towns; 170 of diphtheria, in 43 towns; 344 of whooping cough, in 40 towns; 20 of typhoid fever in 12 towns, and 12 of consumption, in 6 towns.

February Deaths.  —During February 1,294 deaths were reported in the state; 124 less

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