April 3, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;86(14):1079-1083. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670400089017

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Hospital Boat on the Yukon.  —The governor of Alaska announced, March 26, that a well equipped hospital boat with a physician and two nurses on board will be put in service this year on the Yukon River and its tributaries, to minister to about 5,000 persons who would otherwise be without medical service. Most of the natives live along the banks of these streams.


Personal.  —Dr. Alexander W. Pollock, recently of Ontario, Calif., has accepted an appointment as a medical missionary to Abyssinia, to replace Dr. Thomas A. Lambie, who will return to this country on furlough. Dr. Pollock was a medical missionary in Egypt for many years.—Dr. William P. Byron has been appointed health officer of

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