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April 28, 1888

Small-Pox.

JAMA. 1888;X(17):526-527. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400430018007

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Abstract

—From the weekly abstract of Sanitary Reports, of the office of the Supervising Surgeon-General of the U. S. Marine Hospital Service, April 20, 1888, we learn that sixty cases of small-pox and four deaths had been reported in Philadelphia up to April 18; seventy-nine cases reported on the 19th in New York; forty-one cases and seven deaths in Brooklyn to the 20th, thirty-eight of which were in the county hospital, and three isolated in the City; and in Jersey City, N. J., thirty-eight cases and two deaths had been reported up to March 30, since which date no new cases had been reported. It is evident from the repeated, though limited, outbreaks of this disease in a large number of the cities of Europe and this country, that the present is a genuine epidemic season for variola, and it becomes the duty of every physician to actively aid in

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