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July 8, 1893

Epidemic of Typhoid Fever.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(2):61-62. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420540027008

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To the Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association: 

Dear Doctor:  —In compliance with your request of June 18,I return the newspaper clipping relative to the epidemic of typhoid fever in Ironwood, Mich., a town of about 12,000 inhabitants, and send the following statement on that subject:I think the newspaper clipping is wrong in stating that "the city engineer had been obliged to leave the town in order to save himself from being killed." Probably it was the secretary of the water company, who has vigorously combated the idea that the disease was caused by the water supplied by the company. It is correct in stating that the armory has been taken for a city hospital, and that the schools are closed.

Typhoid Fever Epidemic Spreading.  Eight Dying Daily at Ironwood, Mich., and the Physicians Incapacitated.—Ironwood, Mich., June 17.— [Special]—The epidemic of typhoid fever is

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