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February 2, 1889

EDITORIAL NOTES.

JAMA. 1889;XII(5):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400820022005

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Abstract

Typhoid Fever at Lake View.  —The City of Lake View, Cook County, Illinois, has an epidemic of typhoid fever. It is alleged that there are now nearly fifty cases of the disease within the corporate limits of Lake View. For a long time it has been charged, that the water supply of Lake View was contaminated with sewage, and many families have been buying Waukesha and other spring waters, and it is said to be a fact that the typhoid has only attacked families using the public water supply.The annual report of the Health Officer of Brooklyn shows a greater mortality from diphtheria alone, than have died from yellow fever in Florida during the same period. The report shows that 984 deaths occurred in Brooklyn from diphtheria in 1888.

State Medical Societies.  —Secretaries of State Medical Societies are respectfully requested to send their names and addresses to the Editor

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