Annual Report of the State Department of Health of Maine. 1902-03

Annual Report of the State Department of Health of Maine. 1902-03

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Woodcock, a member of the State board, in Bangor, and Dr. Varney made a verbal report on the smallpox situation up in the woods. As two additional cases of smallpox had come from Mr. Barker's camp and were then in quarantine at their home in Milford, Dr. Varney was instructed to visit that camp. On the 9th, he reported that he had just returned, that of the 48 men there, all were well except one man who had a mild case of smallpox. The crew had been vaccinated, the camp was quarantined for seventeen days, the infected beds were burned. He reported a very good camp and that it was well conducted. He was intending to go up the lakes again the next day. December 17. On this date, it was learned over the telephone that a case of smallpox had appeared in the camp of Mr. Butter-field of Millinocket, west of Mount Katahdin and south of Sourdnehunk Lake. The case had been put into the same camp with the case which came from Mr. Wadleigh's camp. A telegram was sent to Barney Fisher of Jackman, who worked for the board the winter before as a nurse in smallpox camps and as a disinfector, to go to Millinocket on the first train and then to call the office over the telephone. Mr. Gates of Millinocket, the same day telephoned that eight men had come out from Mr. Butterfield's infected camp. He was instructed to insist upon their immediate return to the camp. The next day Mr. Gates reported that six of the men had returned to the camp, but that two still remained in Millinocket. He was told to threaten them with arrest if they did not return to the camp, and that their fine and cost might amount to more than their wages. It was afterwards learned that these two men started for the camp, but that they probably returned to their homes in New Brunswick. December...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670965
  • 9781236670960