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S. D. Johnson, a prominent farmer of Pleasant township, formerly passenger conductor on the Michigan Central, lost his wife and young lady daughter last week, with diptheria. The disease was of the most malignant type, and both patients seemed to be doomed from the start. The membrane commenced forming in the throat, and before death, extended clear to the lungs. It is somewhat of a mystery how the disease was contracted in this case, as there were no others in the neighborhood and every thing about the premises were up to the sanitary standard. Diptheria in the great majority of cases is caused by an impure supply of drinking water, but in this case the water was obtained through a driven well and was of the best quality.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: August 14, 1890
Volume Number: 7
Issue Number: 18
Page: 5
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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