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September 18, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;87(12):945-951. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680120055022

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


No Smallpox in Alaska.  —The U. S. Department of the Interior has just completed the distribution of smallpox vaccine and diphtheria toxin throughout the territory of Alaska. The territorial government and the bureau of education have cooperated in placing vaccine points in all towns in Alaska inhabited by white people for use in case of an epidemic; other steps also have been taken to prevent smallpox, which has been prevalent in Pacific Coast states extending to Alaska. There has been no smallpox in Alaska this summer.


State Medical Meeting.  —The fifty-sixth annual meeting of the Colorado State Medical Society will be held at Colorado Springs, September 21-23, under the presidency of Dr. George A. Boyd. The house

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