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Snow in Chicago

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:473
  1. George Dunea, attending physician.
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Twenty one inches of snow came down on Chicago in one day in the first week of January, in what was the third worst snowstorm of the century. For a few hours the city ground to a halt, its roads impassable, visibility reduced to a few feet.

    Then out came the snowploughs, for this is a city that once voted a mayor out of office for failing to clear the snow promptly, and soon the main highways …

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