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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Second Hand Danger

Smallpox in an Old Suit of Clothes

Special to the Post
Richmond, Va., March 7.- A fully developed case of smallpox is reported from Lanexa, a station on the Peninsula division of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, about thirty miles from Richmond. Henry Jackson is the patient and Dr. John Turner is the physician attending him. Jackson received a second-hand suit of clothes from New York, and is thought  to have contracted the disease through that medium. Dr. Oppenheimer, president of the city board of health, will investigate the matter to-morrow.

-The Washington Post. March 8, 1895

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