Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Connecticut Quarantines


Whenever a case of smallpox occurs in a country town in Connecticut, all roads leading to the house of the patient are barricaded, and a high fence is erected 150 feet away from the dwelling on all sides. Food is furnished the quarantined by a factotum, but no one else except the doctor is allowed to go near the house. The peculiar quarantine laws have been handed down from the colonial period. — Philadelphia Press.


The Carrara marble quarries are practically inexhaustible. The entire mass of Mount Sagro, which dominates Carrara, is solid marble. About 160,000 tons of marble are annually exported.


The eggs of the crocodile are scarcely larger than those of the goose.

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