SMALLPOX

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

APRIL 21, 1902

A SPORADIC CASE IN CHARGE OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH

A MAN BY THE NAME OF BURNS WAS DISCOVERED A FEW DAYS AGO WITH A WELL DEVELOPED CASE OF SMALLPOX , WHICH IT IS SAID HE TOOK ON AT HOLLYWOOD.

BURNS WAS BOARDING WITH THE FAMILY PF J.H. CLARK ON DEPOT STREET WHEN THE DISCOVERY WAS MADE .

DR. SCOTT , PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH , HAD A TENT BUILT ON A VACANT LOT IN EAST PARAGOULD , WHERE THE CASE WAS PUT UNDER QUARANTINE. THIS OFFENDED THE RESIDENTS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THE QUARANTINE WAS ESTABLISHED , AND AFTER SOME EFFORT DR. SCOTT PROCURED A VACANT LOT FROM JAKE LAMBERT TO WHICH THE PATIENT WAS REMOVED . THE CASE IS NOW UNDER STRICT QUARANTINE , WHICH WILL BE MAINTAINED UNTIL IT IS DISCHARGED BY DR. SCOTT.

MR. CLARKE , HIS WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN AND TWO MEN WHO WERE BOARDERS IN THE HOUSE WERE EXPOSED AND WILL BE HELD AS SUSPECTS , UNDER STRICT QUARANTINE UNTIL DANGER IS PAST .

 

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THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

MAY 13, 1902

SMALL POX REPORT

PARAGOULD , ARK. MAY 13, 1902

OUR SMALLPOX SITUATION CONTINUES TO IMPROVE AND WE SEE BRIGHT SAILING AHEAD .

WE HAVE RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE, AS SUSPECTS, THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES TODAY; JACK FREEMAN , MRS. HUNTER , THE LITTLE ACTON GIRL AT MR. YOUNG'S .

WE HOPE TO RELEASE OTHERS TOMORROW AND IT NOW SEEMS AS THOUGH WE WILL SOON BE FREE OF THE PEST SMALLPOX ALL TOGETHER.

F.M. SCOTT

PRES. B.OF H.

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