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December 17, 1904

Care of a Diphtheria Epidemic.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1882-1883. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250052017

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Mt. Washington, Md., Dec. 7, 1904.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal Dec. 3, 1904, p. 1709, it is stated that diphtheria is prevalent in East Coventry and in the northern section of Chester County. I write this in order that the medical profession of that community may profit by our experience here and so be enabled to stamp out the disease.In this community of 1,400 inhabitants this terrible disease has been epidemic for the past 16 months. The disease has attacked all classes. Last winter the school in the immediate neighborhood was closed two months on account of this malady.At the beginning of this school term it was thought that the trouble might be gotten rid of by the public schools. The trustees of our school, one of whom is our most eminent physician, consulted the school board and the county commissioners and made special arrangements with

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