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April 14, 1906

"Ambulatory" Smallpox.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(15):1123-1124. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510420053019

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Somerville, Mass., March 16, 1906.

To the Editor:  —I recently had a case of smallpox and the history of its inception may be of interest to some readers of The Journal.The case presents no features of especial clinical significance, but the wide range of the victim's travels while in the active stages of the disease, and the possibility of transmission in many localities lead me to report what is mainly the patient's story of the early days of his illness.The patient is a young man of 20, a member of a musical organization which left Boston, February 4, for a trip through the southern states. He was not in good physical condition when he left, as he had had a busy season and was thoroughly tired out. On February 21, at Meridian, Miss., he had an attack of chills, nausea and headache. The next day he felt very

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