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This Day in Norwood History-December 19, 1944-Number of Local Diptheria Cases Mount

Children Should Be Immunized

Number of Local Diptheria Cases Mount

An appeal for parents to have all children immunized against diphtheria as rapidly as possible was sounded today by Dr. Vlado A. Getting, state commissioner of public health, as he revealed that diphtheria cases had mounted to 28 last month — thereby doubling the seven-year median of 14 cases.

His monthly report of communicable diseases indicated that infantile paralysis showed a marked drop during November with 35 cases reported as compared to 99 cases during the previous month.

Scarlet fever cases showed a sharp upward increase with 777 cases occurring as compared to the seven-year median of 594 cases Mumps wits extremely prevalent with 916 cases occurring during the month to top the seven-year median of 389 cases. Measles, on the other hand, showed a marked drop with only 355 cases reported in comparison to the – seven-year level of 816

Lobar pneumonia, fortunately, fell below the expected rate with only 162 cases as compared to the median figure of 234 cases.

A total of 50 cases of malaria were reported in servicemen returning from overseas or in servicemen suffering from recurrent attacks of this disease.

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

This Day In Norwood History-February 5, 1943-Hospital Handles More Cases in 1942

44% Of Patients Prove To Be Norwood Residents Topping all previous years in the number of cases handled, the total of 4066 individuals who were treated at the Norwood Hospital…

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

The Tanneyhill & Diggs Families of Norwood

Two Influential African-American Families in Norwood This story begins in the aftermath of the U. S. Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. Two Black families move to Norwood.Using photos donated…

This Day In Norwood History-February 4, 1941-Federal Auxiliary Airport in Norwood Asked in Proposal to State Legislature

This Day In Norwood History-February 4, 1941-Federal Auxiliary Airport in Norwood Asked in Proposal to State Legislature

While the legislative committee on military affairs remained deadlocked over the site for a new state-operated East Boston Airport auxiliary landing field, Senator Mason Sears of Dedham yesterday gained suspension…

This Day in Norwood History-February 3, 1948-Count Von Rumford Branded Spy By Historical Society Speaker

This Day in Norwood History-February 3, 1948-Count Von Rumford Branded Spy By Historical Society Speaker

Painting of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford by Thomas Gainsborough 1783 A letter written in a nut-bark fluid to General Thomas Gage, British leader in the American Revolution, has recently been discovered and…

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