Medicine: Fitchburg's Vaccination

Smallpox appeared in Fitchburg, Mass. a fortnight ago. The first few cases aroused only routine precautions on the part of the Board of Health. Apparently there was little to fear. Smallpox is a vanishing scourge. New Year's week the Government knew of only 339 cases in the whole country, half as many as existed the previous New Year's. At neither time were there any deaths.

By the beginning of last week, however, Fitchburg had 15 cases. To the community of 40,690 that was EPIDEMIC. Mayor Joseph N. Carriere issued a proclamation that...

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