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April 26, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1087-1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480170041014

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March Mortality.  —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.


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