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March 12, 1904

Medical News.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(11):716-720. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490560026017

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Diphtheria.  —Several deaths are reported to have occurred at Marquette, a village near Spring Valley.—Schools at Gilman have been closed on account of the prevalence of the disease.

Heavy February Mortality and Morbidity.  —Deaths in Springfield numbered 96 for February, 60 more than for the corresponding month of last year. In February, 1903, there were 12 cases of scarlet fever, with no deaths; in February, 1904, 51 cases and 2 deaths; there were 5 cases of diphtheria and 2 deaths last month, and in the same month of 1903, 9 cases and one death; of smallpox 4 cases and one death were reported in February, 1903, while in February, 1904, only one case was reported.


Personal.  —Drs. Herman A. White and G. Morgan Clarke have returned from Europe.—Dr. Lucy Waite has returned from Tahiti.

Assistant Superintendent Johnston Dies.  —Colonel William James Johnston, a confederate veteran, and for many

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