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In Years Past

January 13, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, except for the flurry caused by the report of two deaths, there was nothing new in the smallpox situation at Sinclairville, and as a matter of literal fact, one of the deaths reported was not due to smallpox in any way, and the other, the death of Mr. Spear the past Saturday, was only due to smallpox as a contributing cause. The death the previous day of Fred Westley, although it occurred in a family which was quarantined for smallpox, had no connection with this epidemic. Mr. Westley had suffered from tuberculosis of the bone for a number of years, and his death was due to the advance of this disease. He did not have any symptoms of smallpox.



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