News: Lindsey (11 Apr 1913)


Surnames: Meyers, Houseley


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  04/11/1913


We have heretofore passed with casual comment on the small pox conditions in our town.  However in view of the East Lynn item last week, evidently intended to be sarcastic, we feel moved to a statement of facts.  The pest has been in isolated places since early winter.  On complaint, Dr. Houseley of Chili and Dr. Meyers of Pittsville were called in to the suspected territory.  But owing to the exceeding mildness of the malady and the indisposition and possible ignorance of the individuals concerned, it was hard to make an accurate diagnosis of the ailment.  Both gentlemen ordered the usual precaution in infectious cases.  Since that time two old fashioned cases of small pox, very severe, have appeared, confirming the action taken and directly traceable to the original infection.  All social and public intercourse has been suspended, vaccination is being generally practiced and we feel we have the situation well in hand.  In view of certain indiscretions reported, it behoves East Lynn to withhold judgment pending developments over the line.



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