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December 23, 1893

Smallpox in Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(26):991. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420780039017

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Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1893.

To the Editor:  —The Board of Health of the city of Reading, Berks County, reports that for the two weeks ending Dec. 4, 1893, 36 new cases of smallpox occurred in that city, with 1 death, making a total of 678 cases to date, with 18 deaths.Thirty-six cases were discharged from hospital and homes, forty-nine cases were treated at their own homes, fifty-five cases remain under treatment in hospital and homes, and thirteen houses remain marked as infected.One additional case of smallpox is reported from Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. One fatal case of smallpox is reported from Jeannette, Westmoreland County. Origin, Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburg. Eight additional cases of smallpox are reported from Homeopathic Hospital, Pittsburg. The first case at this Hospital was that of James Bennett, recently arrived from Washington County, Virginia. One case of smallpox is reported in Philadelphia. Origin, not known.The eight

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