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April 17, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;86(16):1219-1224. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670420043018

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Diphtheria Control in San Jose.  —The health department of San Jose has conducted an educational campaign against diphtheria for the last four years, and at least 3,000 children have been given toxin-antitoxin. The annual report of the city health department for 1925 shows that only forty cases of diphtheria occurred in the city, which is a great decrease over any other year since 1921. The incidence of other communicable diseases in San Jose maintained about the same average as it did in other cities in the state.

New Welfare Clinic.  —Twenty-seven physicians of Santa Monica and vicinity have agreed to give part time free of charge to the work of the recently established Santa Monica Welfare Clinic in

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