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September 29, 1906

Medical News

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1027-1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520130051012

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New Hospital for Waterbury.  —It is announced that $31,006 has been raised for the erection of a Roman Catholic hospital in Waterbury and that the site for the institution has been purchased.

Communicable Diseases.  —During August 4 cases of smallpox were reported from two towns; 45 cases of measles from 20 towns; 35 cases of scarlet fever from 22 towns; 2 cases of cerebrospinal fever from one town; 127 cases of diphtheria from 2 towns; 50 or more cases of whooping-cough in 19 towns; 213 cases of typhoid fever in 36 towns, and 37 cases of consumption in 21 towns.

August Deaths.  —During August, 1,639 deaths were reported in the state, equivalent to an annual death rate of 19.5 per 1,000. The deaths from infectious diseases numbered 231, or 14.1 per cent, of the total mortality. The principal death causes were: Diarrheal diseases, 337; diseases of the nervous system,

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