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November 23, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;115(21):1815-1817. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810470059019

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Personal.—  Dr. Hugh F. Dormody, Monterey, was recently elected governor of district 106 of the Rotary International. —Dr. Lee A. Stone, Madera, was elected president of the health officers' department of the League of California Cities at a meeting, September 18, in San Diego.

Program for Pertussis Immunization Proposed.—  The San Francisco Department of Health is planning to establish an immunization program against pertussis in a baby welfare center located in a section of the city where economic conditions generally prohibit a given family from securing this service from its private physician. After a trial period the program may be extended to other centers operated by the department if conditions show a need for the service and the experience of the trial station justifies its expansion. While no funds are now available in the present fiscal budget, it is hoped that a sufficient amount will be obtained to launch

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