October 4, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(14):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140056023

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A Method for Vaccination Against Smallpox  A new method for vaccination against smallpox, which will leave no trace on the skin, has been contrived by Dr. H. Yaoi, a bacteriologist in the government institute for infectious diseases. In 1924 he began to study the cause of smallpox in cooperation with Mr. H. Kasai, a veterinary surgeon in the institute. The results of the vaccine injected in 500 cases have been excellent.

A Census of Infectious Disease  The second general census is to be taken, October 1, and the sanitary bureau of the home ministry has directed that, in case of infectious disease, data will be collected by the police. The main purpose of the census is to obtain statistics on unemployment and the causes of the deaths in each family.

Trachoma Among Immigrants  A conference was held in Tokyo to investigate the trachoma problem of immigrants, especially those from Brazil.

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