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Sandah Child, Nancy Sandah
and Physician Ludlow

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The Seattle Star, August 25, 1902


The first and only child ever born in a smallpox pest house in the state of Washington is dead at the tender age of 2 years. The little boy was the son of Mrs. Nancy Sandah, of Franklin, and first saw light in the Seattle smallpox hospital last June.

Notwithstanding the fact that the child's mother at the time of his birth was recovering from an unusually severe attack of smallpox the little fellow's skin was clear and smooth and he was in perfect health.

City Physician Ludlow, who was present when the child was born, today received news of his death. Malnutrition was the cause of his early demise.