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DUNEDIN, May 15. An outbreak of diphtheria has occurred in the Glendining Home Or-1 phanage, controlled by the Presbyterian Church. 1 About SO children are in the home and five are suffering from diphtheria. One patient died two days ago. A deputation to the Charitable Aid Board to-day Urged immediate action. Dr. Falconer, medical' superintendent of the Hospital, reported that practically the whole reserve isolation at Dunedin Hospital was 'being iised for cases which should be accommodated in an outside infectious diseases liospital. The Rev. A. Cameron, representing the managers of the Home, said that no isolation in Glendining Home would be satisfactory unless the 75 healthy children were taken away. Ho threatened to take the diphtheria patients to the hospital and leave them on the board's hands if any delay occurred. Subsequently Dr. Falconer inspected two buildings, but as they-were unsatisfactory for isolation purposes, Mr Cameron took the patients to the hospital and left them there.

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DIPHTHERIA IN DUNEDIN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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DIPHTHERIA IN DUNEDIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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