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October 17, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(16):971-974. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490350027010


Smallpox at Westfield.  —It is reported that smallpox is prevalent in Westfield to such an extent that the public schools have been closed.

Must Report Births.  —Section 2 of the new law provides that "every physician, midwife, parent, or householder shall be paid for each report of birth made in the manner directed by the State Board of Health the sum of 25 cents." The law is mandatory and for its violation a penalty of a fine varying from $10 to $100 is provided.

Illinois Mortality for July.  —During July, 1903, 4,903 deaths occurred in the State of Illinois, according to the mortality report for that month just published by the State Board of Health. This report is based on the certificates of deaths received in the office of the board from physicians outside of the larger cities of the state in which burial permits are required, from the

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