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February 10, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):195. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850023005

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There is not much change in the smallpox situation. In Pennsylvania there are nine points where the disease exists, five of them in Berks County, and at nearly all of them under complete control. The case found at Williamsport on January 26 is the first new infected locality reported in three weeks. Philadelphia has, so far, escaped and the outlook in the State is hopeful. New cases are daily found at Chicago and New York, and the disease is slowly increasing in both cities. A case was reported at St. Louis, and one at Cotton Hill, Ill., the origin of both being traced to Chicago. On January 22 two cases were removed from the old Homeopathic Hospital on Ward's Island, and three days later one was taken from the Insane Asylum on Ward's Island. A short time ago there was a case found in one of the public schools of

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