Some of those first attacked have had a relapse others seem quite well in health but complain of great weakness. The number of fresh cases to day is seven. The vomits in the medicine chest are nearly all expended, more than sixty have been administered.
I will now say a few words respecting the salubrity of the Island. It is generally supposed to be a healthy spot. Indeed appearances seem to justify such a conclusion, but the reverse is found, by experience, to be the fact. Asthmas Rheumatism Consumption Scrofula and last but not least Influenza under various modifications is prevalent. Five times within the last four years have the fever been rife among us but it has never been so severe, latterly, as it was on its first appearance. This I think may be accounted for by the teacher becoming more acquainted with the nature of the disease (thanks to Dr. Gunn) and also with the appropriate remedies. When the influenza first made its appearance among us it did not spread so rapidly as it has done during its late visit, but the cough was more violent then, that it has been since. This I attribute to the teacher's not giving them emetics as soon as the disease attacked them; since then he has invariably given them vomits on