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July 15, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;101(3):215-219. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740280035020

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Deaths from Scorpion Sting.  —According to Arizona Public Health News, within the last two years six deaths from scorpion sting have been reported to the state board of health. Nearly all the six deaths occurred in children. In Arizona there are two species of scorpion, the desert scorpion and the so-called rock or mountain scorpion. The danger apparently depends on the kind from which the sting is received, its size and the age of the person stung.


Personal.  —Dr. John L. Pomeroy, health officer of Los Angeles County, was elected president of the Western Branch of the American Public Health Association at its fourth annual meeting in Pasadena, May 29-31.—Dr. Frank B. Galbraith has been

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