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Tetanus Is Most Common in July.
—Tetanus has been more prevalent in Connecticut in July than in any other month in the last ten years. This is attributed, the state department of health says, to Fourth of July accidents with toy pistols and to splinters and nails. The department advises that all Fourth of July injuries be seen by a physician so that, if necessary, tetanus antitoxin can be obtained from the local health officer to prevent the development of the disease. One hundred and sixty-seven deaths from tetanus have been reported in Connecticut in the period 1918-1928. Tetanus has been more common during this period in the summer season when people are out much of the time,