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—The State Board of Health report for March shows 783 deaths, an annual death rate of 15.78. Diphtheria caused 39 deaths; scarlet fever, 28; typhoid fever, 7, and smallpox 1.
Home for Needy Consumptives.
—Charles L. Adams of Pittsburg, Pa., has given $30,000 for the erection of a home for indigent consumptives in Denver, and has promised to give $20,000 in addition conditional on the securing of a like amount.
Board of Health Sustained
—According to a decision just rendered by Judge Voorhees, a board of health, whether it be a state, county or city board, has absolute power to make rules and regulations governing the sanitary conditions of a community. This decision was given in denying an application made for an injunction to restrain the mayor and school board of Rocky Ford from preventing a child from attending school because she had not been vaccinated.
Medical News.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1087–1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480170041014