Medicine: Epidemics

¶ Upon discovering eight new cases of cerebrospinal meningitis in Kiowa County, Okla. and deciding that ten recent deaths there were probably due to that disease, Health Officer James Luther Adams last week slapped a thoroughgoing quarantine upon the county's 30,000 residents. No one was allowed to go to work, school, church. Closed were all stores except drugstores and groceries. The Hobart Democrat-Chief suspended publication. When businessmen complained, Dr. Adams promised to lift the quarantine after the five-day incubation period of cerebrospinal meningitis had elapsed.

¶ Upon learning that an epidemic of scarlet fever...

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