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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Inroads of the War on School Medical Inspection Staff.
-Soon after the entrance of the United States into the war, Dr. Prentiss Willson and Dr. Albert Ridgely, medical inspectors of schools, entered the Army Medical Service. During the past summer, Dr. John Thomas was commissioned and sent to camp, and during the past few weeks Dr. Joseph A. Murphy, chief medical and sanitary inspector of schools, was ordered to Camp Jackson, S. C., and Dr. H. C. Macatee, to duty at U. S. Naval Dispensary, Washington, D. C.
Curtailment of Medical Society Activities.
—The Medical Society of the District of Columbia has long prided itself on maintaining meetings every week from October to May, always with
Medical News. JAMA. 1918;71(18):1500–1504. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600440052016