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November 17, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(20):706-708. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400710022008

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Scarlet Fever at Palmyra, Wisconsin, has caused the schools of that place to be closed.

Malignant Diphtheria, according to recent reports, is prevalent in the neighborhood of Hawthorne, N. J.

Hog Cholera in Ohio.  —Local papers state that hog cholera prevails in Hancock Co., Ohio. In Portage township alone more than 6,000 hogs have died of the disease.A Case of Cocaine Poisoning has recently occurred in San Francisco. It seems that the sufferer took the drug without medical advice. The man was taken to a hospital, where he recovered.A Case of Small-Pox in Omaha seems to have aroused not only the Board of Health but the whole population of that city, and vigorous measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

Yellow Fever in Florida.  —The yellow fever persistently continues to find new victims in Florida. November 12th thirty new cases were reported in Jacksonville

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