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February 21, 1925

Medical News

JAMA. 1925;84(8):601-606. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660340039018

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ALABAMA 

Smallpox at Birmingham.  —Following the first death in the present outbreak of smallpox at Birmingham, Dr. Judson D. Dowling, health officer, announced that a severe type of this disease had appeared in the city, where there were, February 7, 258 persons suffering from the disease, of whom 234 were quarantined in their homes and twenty-four at the pest house. During the week ending February 6, 112 new cases were reported. Vaccination stations have been established in the city laboratory and other places.

ARIZONA 

Smallpox in Yuma County.  —It is reported that seventy-seven cases of smallpox occurred in Yuma County from Dec. 10, 1924, to February 4. Commenting on this epidemic, the El Paso Herald says that the city

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