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September 29, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(13):1019-1020. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750390063047

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Validity of Regulation of Board of Health Excluding Unvaccinated Children from School.—  City health officers in Indiana are authorized by Burns' Indiana Statutes Annotated, 1926, section 8168, "to establish quarantines and in connection therewith, to order what is reasonable and necessary for the prevention and suppression of disease, to close schools and churches and forbid public gatherings in order to prevent and stay epidemics, and in all reasonable and necessary ways to protect the public health." Further, an Indianapolis ordinance requires the city board of health whenever there is an epidemic of smallpox, or danger thereof, "to take measures and to do and order... such acts for the preservation and protection of the public health... as said Board may in good faith declare the public health and safety to demand," and to publish in the newspapers a notice of such epidemic or threatened epidemic. After this notice is published it

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