Infant paralysis (polio) outbreak arrives in Toronto. “Thomas Jones, 4 years of age, 42 Metcalfe street, is the city’s first victim… A policeman has been placed on patrol duty before various homes of the children affected, in order minimize as far as possible the danger of the disease spreading.”
Ontario Motor Club treats 1,500 orphans to a drive about the city and an afternoon at Scarboro Beach Park. “Two hundred motor cars were on hand to take the children upon the drive.”
Board of Health warns that rabid dog loose in Toronto. “In the area from Bathurst to Ossington the dog was observed to have bitten eight other dogs.”
Women’s College Hospital fundraising for larger building – “‘Many… women, through inherent timidity, will endure their troubles in silence rather than confide them to a strange physician of the opposite sex’… This institution is the only one that is available for these suffering and sensitive women.”
To save life of parishioner, Reverend gives pint of blood. “The operation, which was an unusual one, very delicate and dangerous, was skilfully performed.”
Orde Street’s Open Air School opens for Children recovering from tuberculosis. “Thirty seven-seven pupils reported at the Orde Stret School to-day, climbed to the roof, and there were decked out in Eskimo suits – a costume which covered everything but face and hands.”
Tragedy strikes. Entire family of children wiped out by measles.