The opportunity for Making the observations
embodied in this thesis occurred during my nine
months term of office as resident medical officer at
Dagenham Small Pox Hospital (March - December 1902) . The hospital contained five hundred beds and provided
accommodation for patients from West Haan and certain
rural districts within a radius of fifteen miles of
the hospital. Although I had complete inside contro
the hospital was under the supervision of the Medical
Superintendent (Dr. Biernacki) of the West Ham Fever
Hospital who resided some seven miles away.
The clinical material was ample for a much more
extended study than the present one;but pressure of
work under unfavourable epidemic conditions rendered
The paper consists of four parts. The first
part deals with the treatment of Small pox by Salol.
The second part is a clinical study of thirty six
cases of hoemorrhagic small pox. The third part
deals with some of the relations of vaccination and
small pox, and the last part is concerned with the
diagnosis of small pox,with special reference to the
diseases that were erroneously diagnosed as such.