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PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS. 



UNITED STATES. 

[Reports to the Surgeon-General Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service.] 

Report from Vanceboro, Me. — Precautions taken on Canadian border 
to prevent importation of smallpox. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Young reports, February 12, as follows: 
During the week ended February 12 I inspected 722 passengers, 

vaccinated 16, and disinfected 3 pieces of baggage. Admission was 

refused to 2 persons who came from smallpox-infected and nondisin- 

fected houses. 

Since my last report the provincial board of health has been 

requested to assume charge of the disinfection in Sun bury county. 

This indicates an awakened public sentiment. 

STATISTICAL REPORTS OF STATES AND CITIES OP THE UNITED STATES, 
YEARLY AND MONTHLY. 

California — San Diego. — Month of January, 1906. Estimated 
population, 27,000. Total number of deaths 57, including diphtheria 
1, and 5 from phthisis pulmonalis. 

Connecticut. — Reports to the State board of health for the month 
of January, 1906, from 162 towns, having an aggregate estimated 
population of 981,691, show a total of 1,331 deaths, including diph- 
theria 24, enteric fever 10, measles 7, scarlet fever 1, whooping cough 
6, and 105 from phthisis pulmonalis. 

Hartford. — Month of January, 1906. Estimated population, 95,000. 
Total number of deaths 124, including enteric fever 2, whooping 
cough 1, and 14 from tuberculosis. 

Indiana. — (From the Monthly Bulletin of the State Board of Health, 
December, 1905.) Total number of deaths reported, 2,657; annual 
rate, 11.8. In the preceding month, 2,687 deaths; rate, 12.3. In the 

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corresponding month last year, 2,858 deaths; rate, 12.6. Deaths by 
important ages were: Under 1 year, 380, or 15.3 per cent of the total 
number; 1 to 5 years, 148; 5 to 10 years, 68; 10 to 15 years, 52; 15 to 
20 years, 82; 65 and over, 742, or 29.9 per cent of the total. Some 
important causes of death were: Pulmonary tuberculosis, 298; other 
forms of tuberculosis, 38; typhoid fever, 66; diphtheria and croup, 
58; scarlet fever, 7; whooping cough, 9; pneumonia, 347; diarrheal 
diseases, 21; cerebro-spinal meningitis, 40; influenza, 19; puerperal 
fever, 15; cancer, 90; violence, 137; smallpox, 1. 

Evansville. — Month of January, 1906. Estimated population, 
75,000. Total number of deaths, 77, including diphtheria 1, enteric 
fever 1, and 6 from tuberculosis. 

Minnesota — Minneapolis. — Month of Januar} r , 1906. Census popu- 
lation, 261,974. Total number of deaths, 243, including diphtheria 5, 
enteric fever 5, scarlet fever 2, whooping cough 1, and 34 from 
tuberculosis. 

Stillwater. — Month of January, 1906. Census population, 12,425. 
Total number of deaths, 17, including 1 from tuberculosis. 

Tennessee — Chattanooga. — Month of January, 1906. Estimated 
population, 40,000; white 27,000, colored 13,000. Total number of 
deaths, 55, white 30, colored 25, including diphtheria 1, and 13 from 
tuberculosis. 

Nashville. — Month of January, 1906. Estimated population, 98,040; 
white 61,586, colored 36,454. Total number of deaths, 138, white 70, 
colored 68, including enteric fever 5, and 16 from tuberculosis. 

Washington — Tacoma.- — Month of January, 1906. Estimated pop- 
ulation, 75,000. Total number of deaths, 48, including scarlet fever 
1, and 8 from phthisis pulmonalis.