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Jan. 10, 1920.
In the shipments of alfalfa and wheat imported from Buenos Aires, rats infected with bubonic plague were discovered. Shortly after, several cases of plague occurred among the men working on the docks at Rio de Janeiro. There were ten cases reported, but no deaths.
Institute of Medical Research
Dr. Rocha Lima, formerly of the Instituto de Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, and lately professor at the university and chief of the section on pathologic anatomy in the institute of tropical diseases in Hamburg, has been offered the position of director for the Butantan Institute for Medical Research. He is expected in Rio at the end of January, when he will give a definite answer.
Medical School Changes
Dr. Alfredo de Andrade has been promoted to professor of analytic chemistry, and Dr. Adelino Pinto has been appointed in his place.
Federal Department of Public Health.
RIO DE JANEIRO. JAMA. 1920;74(8):539-540. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620080041020