Title: Board of Health Report
Source: Minnesota Historical Society
Description: This report describes the smallpox epidemic in Red Wing and notes the ages and symptoms of those who had the disease at the time.
- What information does this chart give you about the people who had smallpox in Red Wing at this time?
- What might be alarming to a doctor about the fact that the last fives cases on the list attended school before they were diagnosed?
- What does the author of this report suggest be done about the situation?
- Why might it be simple for a doctor to mistake a case of chickenpox for a case of smallpox?