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April 17, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(16):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620160051016

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Feb. 21, 1920.

Feeding of the Argentine Field Army  It is well known that the traditional diet of the country regions of Argentina is chiefly meat, although this custom has been considerably modified in the most populated districts. In the case of Argentine troops in the field, the medical officer, Dr. J. A. Lópes, has made recent observations in Chaco, which indicate that the soldiers receive daily 435 grams of protein, 182 grams of fat, and 201 grams of carbohydrates, making a total of 4,125 calories.

Plague Considered an Industrial Accident  Two recent decisions by different courts have established the principle that plague contracted in a plant in which rat mortality from plague should create suspicions as to its sanitary conditions, makes the employer liable to pay a compensation just as if the patient had died from an accident while at work.

Campaign Against Malaria  The National Department of Public

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