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September 22, 1923

Medical News

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1027-1032. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120059018

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Abstract

(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, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)

CALIFORNIA 

Society News.  —The trustees of the Los Angeles County Medical Association have been offered a lease for a period of forty-nine years on the county medical lot at Orange and Westlake, for $311,299.95.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Proposed Clinic of Arrested Persons.  —A clinic where, in certain instances, persons arrested may be examined as to their physical and mental condition is advocated by Dr. William C. Fowler, health officer of the District of Columbia, who believes that such a clinic would be an invaluable aid to the courts. There are persons sentenced to penal institutions who should, instead, be sent to hospitals. Dr. Fowler said that "judges who are in doubt as to a prisoner's physical or mental condition

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