July Smallpox Scare of 1905

From the newspaper archives of the Times Dispatch:

Two guards were yesterday ordered to patrol that section of the City south of Spring Street and east of Belvidere Street, where citizens have been exposed to the disease.

Dr. W.T. Oppenheimer, President of the Board of Health, and Mayor McCarthy held a conference yesterday morning and decided that it was imperative to have the guards placed on the infected section of Oregon Hill to see that no one entered the houses that were quarantined.

At the risk of being alarmist, history does tend to repeat itself, and citizens should be prepared.