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February 22, 1902

THE REPORT OF A TYPHOID EPIDEMIC AT THE IOWA STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(8):509-513. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480080019001e

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Abstract

This epidemic occurred at the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Ames, Iowa, in the fall of 1900. The total number of cases was 65. Of this number 23 went to their homes at the onset, or early in the disease; 42 remained to be cared for at the college—males 33, and females 9.

General Environments.  —The college is located one and one-half miles from the town proper. It is situated on a 1000-acre plot of high rolling land, provided with most excellent natural drainage, abundant exposure to sun and wind, and altogether one of the most naturally healthful spots in the state. The buildings are large and well constructed, and fitted with first-class water supply, plumbing and sewage-disposal—in short, they are in good sanitary condition.The enrolment of students at the time of the outbreak break was about 900. Many of them roomed at the various

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