The editor received a telegram on Saturday last, from Dr. Wm. Guilford of Lebanon, Pa., announcing that Dr. Rauch had been found dead in his bed that morning (March 24). Elsewhere we print his completed summary of the present smallpox epidemic in the United States; and a note from him written on Thursday stated that he would finish the article the next day. This article is therefore his last contribution to the literature of public hygiene. Since last July, Dr. Rauch has edited the Public Health Department of this Journal, and the leaders written on sanitary topics since that date, were most of them his production. Few men were better qualified to write with authority on sanitary subjects, and as a practical hygienist he had few superiors in any quarter of the globe.
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