Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917

Title

Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917

Description

Analyzing contagious disease records kept by physicians in two contiguous Kansas counties, this study reaches interesting conclusions about the role of the railroads in
early twentieth century Kansas. Rail lines are suspected disease vectors. The presence of Kansas State University also played a part in the spread of specific contagious diseases. The author presents data in statistical tables.

Creator

Yates S. Musgrove

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2010

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Files

Musgrove-Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases.jpg
MusgroveSpring2010.pdf

Citation

Yates S. Musgrove, “Comparative Study of Contagious Diseases in Clay County
vs. Riley County: Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Smallpox,
Typhoid Fever, 1907-1917,” Kansas History and Life, accessed November 21, 2017, http://othercollections.omeka.net/items/show/11.

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