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February 10. 1899 188 

Smallpox in Washington, D. C. 

Washington, D. C, February 2, 1899. 
Sir : I have the honor to report that 2 new cases of smallpox were 
discovered in this District on the 31st ultimo. Both patients were 
removed to the smallpox hospital. 

Respectfully, yours, Wm. C. Woodward, M. D., 

Health Officer. 

Smallpox in Indianapolis, lnd. 

Indianapolis, Ind., January 81, 1899. 
Sir : In compliance with the resolutions adopted at the conference of 
State and provincial boards of health, held at Toronto, October 6, 1896, 
it becomes my duty to inform you that 4 additional cases of smallpox 
have been reported in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Respectfully, yours, J. N. Htjrty, M. D. , 

Secretary, Indiana State Board of Health. 

Smallpox in Louisville, Ky. 

Louisville, Ky., February 2, 1899. 

Sir : I have the honor to report that patient Frank Walker, No. 67, 
in this hospital, has been transferred to the city pesthouse to-day as a 
case of smallpox. Walker occupied a bed adjoining the patient Tom 
Lawson, No. 80, who was removed to the municipal pesthouse on the 
20th ultimo, as reported in my letter of the 23d ultimo. Walker had 
been successfully vaccinated in hospital here at the time of discovery 
of smallpox in the case of Oliver Hayes, No. 66, removed to pesthouse 
on December 22, 1898. 

Respectfully, yours, Howard C. Russell, 

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. M. H. 8., In Temporary Charge. 

Louisville, Ky., January 80, 1899. 

Sir : I have the honor to report that, in addition to the 2 cases of 
smallpox reported in this hospital since December 20, 1 case of small- 
pox, in the person of William Sullivan, colored, was admitted to hos- 
pital (isolated), and on the second day was removed to the pesthouse 
by the city health department, on the 28th instant ; also that the case 
of James Sanford, colored, admitted to hospital on the 26th and diag- 
nosed as fever, developed the eruption of smallpox on the 29th, and the 
diagnosis was accordingly changed. The case of pick Woodfalk, 
admitted to hospital on the 28th, is to-day determined to be smallpox, 
and will be transferred to city pesthouse to-morrow morning. John 
Mitchell to-day applied at the out-patient office for relief, and was sent 
directly to city pesthouse, his affection being smallpox. The man San- 
ford, on learning that he had smallpox, determined to leave the hospi- 
tal and go to his own home, and immediately upon his departure the 
health department was notified of the fact. 

There is a good deal of smallpox now in this city, about 40 cases 
having been sent to the pesthouse. 

A total of 6 cases have gone there through this hospital, 3 of them 
from the steamer Tarascon. Nothing has been done with this boat in 
the way of disinfection. 

Respectfully, yours, Howard C. Russell, 

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. M. H. S., In Temporary Charge.