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October 12, 1935

Medical News

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1196-1200. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410040019

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Dr. Hays Named State Epidemiologist.—  Dr. George A. Hays, formerly with the Missouri State Board of Health, Jefferson City, has been appointed state epidemiologist of Arizona, succeeding Dr. Hugh F. Stanton, resigned. Dr. Hays is a member of the U. S. Public Health Service. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1918.

Deaths in 1934.—  Deaths from all causes in Arizona in 1934 totaled 5,599, giving a rate of 1,222 per hundred thousand of population. There were 1,042 deaths attributed to tuberculosis, with a rate of 220. Cancer was responsible for 297 deaths during the year, a rate of 64.9, and diseases of the circulatory system 711, with a rate of 155. Two deaths were recorded for malaria. There were 367 violent and accidental deaths recorded. Motor vehicle accidents were responsible for 211 deaths, an increase over the 155 recorded in 1933 and 166 in

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