Numerous Typhoid Cases Reported in 1898

(06/25/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/29/1898.

We dislike very much to explode any great health advertising efforts, yet we believe the truth ought to be told.  Beginning with the Erlewine family, the John Francis family, the Sam Jackson family, the Gainer family, the Lon Stump family, the Albert Minney family, the Emory Ball family, Wade H. Betts and a young Minney, we can count thirty-two cases of typhoid fever treated by the physicians of this town in the last few weeks, and out of that number, we remember six deaths.  With due regard for sanitary conditions, much of this might have been averted, but the news part of it is that there has been thirty-two or more cases of typhoid fever and six or more deaths within six or eight miles of this town since about the first of September.


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