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Transcribed from the Altoona Mirror September 25, 1917

        Another case of smallpox was brought to the attention of the city health authorities today, the patient being Mrs. Chester C. Rothrock of 1228 Fifth avenue, wife of Deputy Coroner Rothrock. Mrs. Rothrock had been ill for several days, but it was not until this morning that the attending physician diagnosed the case as one of smallpox. It in is a very mild case.
        The diagnosis was confirmed by Dr. J D. Findley, physician of the health bureau, and Health Officer J. B. Crilly at once took charge of the premises. The patient will be kept at home and arrangements have been made with the family grocer and butcher for the de­livery of provisions to the house so that will not be necessary for anyone to enter while Mrs. Rothrock is ill.

All contacts have been rounded up by the health officer and vaccinated. It is not known where she contracted the disease, as she had not, to her knowledge, come in contact with anyone having the disease.

Mrs Chester Rothrock, Altoona PA, Smallpox, 1918

Keywords/Tags: Chester C. Rothrock, Dr. J D. Findley, J. B. Crilly, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, smallpox