Limerick Board of Guardians Discuss Smallpox Precautions

An intriguing discussion took place at the Limerick Board of Guardians meeting about precautions for smallpox. The board previously submitted an application to obtain a schedule on smallpox precautions but had not received any reply. Several guardians expressed their objections to the medical officer’s suggestions, particularly regarding the power of detention.

It was debated whether the captain should receive notifications if smallpox existed in his vessel, while one guardian emphasized the importance of ensuring that smallpox would not spread undetected. The discussion was postponed for further exploration on the matter and the input of Local Government.

Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 22 March 1901

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