From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Dec. 22, 1921.
A number of cases of smallpox have been reported in the community, and I
advise that every person in the county who has never had the disease nor been
successfully vaccinated against smallpox to be vaccinated at once.
According to the State law small pox is not a quarantinable disease, so the
only real protection we have against the disease is by having been successfully
vaccinated. It is much better to have one sore on the arm that to have the
disease and run the risk of losing your life, or have your health impaired by
some of the serious complications that so frequently follow the disease.
I urge that every father and mother have their children vaccinated at once.
Respectfully yours, Dr. W.R. McIntosh,
County Health Officer