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July 9, 1904

Medical News.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(2):129-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500020043013

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Anthrax Outbreak.  —An extensive outbreak of anthrax is reported among cattle at the Ria Vista, and the state veterinarian has gone to that place to attempt to limit the spread of the disease. It is feared that the prevalent floods may scatter the infection widely.

ILLINOIS.  Chicago.

More Smallpox.  —After a period of quiescence, smallpox has again made itself manifest. Eight patients from this locality were sent to the Isolation Hospital recently.

Hospital Cornerstone Laid.  —In the presence of an assemblage of more than 20,000, Archbishop Quigley laid the cornerstone of the St. Bernard Hôtel Dieu of the Hospitaller Sisters of St. Joseph, at Sixty-fourth Street and Harvard Avenue, June 26.

Health of the Week.  —There were but 5 more deaths reported during the week ended July 2 than during the week previous, and the mortality rate remains low—only 10.75 per 1,000 annually, as compared with 15.70 for the

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