Report on Smallpox in Boston

1839 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Secretary, we condense and publish below. After stating that requisite inquiries had been addressed to all the physicians in the city, and that from the answers received it appeared that the disease had been seen and attended by less than half of the physicians, the report proceeds:-It appears that the whole number of cases known to the physicians of Boston during the present epidemic, and up to December 9ih, is 248, as follows : Males, 115 ; females, 121 ; sex not slated, 12. In regard to
more » ... . In regard to their place of birth, it appears that there were-Native, 184; Irish, 13; other foreigners, 50 ; unknown, 1. The extent of the disease in different sections of the city is as fol- In the 168 vaccinated, the time which had elapsed since vaccination was-less than I year, in 16 ; 1 to 5 years, 23 ; 5 to 10,18 ; 10 to 20, 34 ; more than 20 years, 43 ; unknown, 34.
doi:10.1056/nejm183912250212005 fatcat:sy3a2hs5ercavdgg3yb35hhl6q