University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 92        These two years, 1846 and '47, quite a number of boarders went 
             home with fever, and not only did not themselves return, but kept 
             others away through fear.
                  In 1848 the vacation of the college was put a month earlier 
             on this account, and thus the danger of which the sad experience 
             had been made the two preceding years was avoided.  Nevertheless, 
             it is not yet proved that there is not really something unhealthy 
             that makes a residence at Notre Dame du Lac dangerous to some 
             constitutions.  During six years it would perhaps be difficult to 
             find a single day on which there was no one sick.

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