June 9, 1923

Medical News

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1698-1704. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500040020

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, hew hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Influenza Epidemic.  —Officers of the U. S. Coast Guard cutter Haida reported recently an epidemic of influenza among natives on the western Alaskan coast. They stated that several natives on Sannak Island had died from the disease, that at Morzhoivs, practically every person was sick and that the food supply was very low. The Haida landed food, medicine and coffins, and assisted in burying the dead. A medical officer was left in charge.


Physician Wins Malpractice Suit.  —In the suit brought by Effie and Hugo Peterson against Dr. Fred H. Williams of Selma for $54,000, alleging malpractice, the jury, March 24, brought in a verdict for the defendant.

Personal.  —Dr. Ralph W. Homer and Dr. Thomas E.

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