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—Dr. Anna E. Blount, Oak Park, has returned after a year in Europe.—Dr. Pliny W. Blanchard is seriously ill at his home in Harvard.
—The smallpox situation at Belleville is causing grave anxiety, and the authorities are taking all possible precautions to limit the spread of the disease.—Dr. John J. Leahy, Lemont, who claimed $5,750 for services during a smallpox epidemic, was allowed $5,000 in full of all claims.
Copper as a Germicide.
—The State Board of Health is conducting investigations to determine whether water with typhoid fever or cholera germs can be purified simply by being kept in copper containers for a few hours. The experiments are being made under the direction of Dr. John H. Long of the Northwestern University Medical School.
—During the week 5 cases were sent to the isolation hospital. Two unvaccinated children died at the hospital.
Thousands for Hospital.
Medical News. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(13):899–903. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500130047016
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