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THE TRACADIE LAZARETTO.

Year: 
1880
Month: 
7
Day: 
24
Article Title: 
THE TRACADIE LAZARETTO.
Author: 
Freeman
Page Number: 
2
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The Telegraph of Tuesday published an article taken from the New York World, but dated “St. John, N.B.,” in which a wonderfully inaccurate description of Tracadie, the lazaretto, etc., was given. Almost every statement made in that description is incorrect. The country about the village of Tracadie is not remarkably barren, or swampy, or dismal, or dreary; the people are not poorer than in most other parts of the Province and their diet is neither meagre nor un-wholesome. The old church does not stand on a hill in a swamp; but on dry, flat land near the shore, as stands the lazaretto at some distance; the lower windows of the lazaretto are not usually darkened, etc. The whole description is a fancy picture, written originally by someone who supposed that the leprosy by which some families in the district are afflicted, was caused by a pestilential atmosphere, un wholesome food, etc. The account given of the manner in which the leprosy was introduced is also inaccurate, we believe. – Freeman.