Mumps - These Premises Are Under State Quarantine

Mumps - These Premises Are Under State Quarantine

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Description (Brief)
Dark yellow cardboard sign with black text reading, "MUMPS- These Premises Are Under State Quarantine. No person shall be permitted to enter, leave or take any article from this house without written permission from a legally authorized agent of the Board of Health, excepting physicians, nurses in charge of the sick, or the clergyman. Animals must not be permitted to leave these premises. No person other than those authorized by the Board of Health shall remove this placard. Any person or persons defacing, covering up, or destroying this placard render themselves liable to the penalties of the law. Act of the Assembly approved May 14, 1909, provided that anyone violating the provisions of this Act, upon conviction thereof may be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10.00 or more than $100.00, to be paid to the use of said county, or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than ten days or more than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the court.' By order of the Board of Health" with lines for the signature and address of the Health Officer.
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Object Name
quarantine sign, mumps
date made
after 1909
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
overall: 17.7 cm x 25.2 cm; 6 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in
overall: 10 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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