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January 24, 1885

Burning of the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane.

JAMA. 1885;IV(4):102. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390790018006

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Abstract

—One of the buildings constituting this asylum at Kankakee, Illinois, was burned on the morning of the 18th inst., causing the immediate death of seventeen of the inmates. The cause of the fire is stated to have been the too close proximity of pine timbers to one of the furnaces, while there had been no adequate means provided for extinguishing a fire after it had commenced.

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