September 25, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(13):1051-1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130065028

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Plague in Yokohama  An epidemic of plague broke out in Yokohama in June. The authorities concerned took every precaution to check the epidemic, inoculating contacts and hunting rats. They succeeded in preventing its spread, although seven patients died. The source of infection is reported to be imported cotton, and according to the International Health Bureau at Singapore, foreign affected districts at that time were Bangkok (one patient died), Saigon (one out of three died), Amoy (nine cases), Singapore (one patient died) and Rangoon (six died).

Height and Foot-Length of Young Korean Prisoners  Mr. T. Miwa in the Kaijo prison, Korea, examined 411 natives between 14 and 19 years of age in the prison, and has published the results. He invented his own system and compares it with others. The shortest foot-length of the examined is 20.3 cm.; the longest is 27.2 cm.; the average length is 23.2 cm. The length

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