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July 29, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;101(5):371-376. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300039017

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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.)


Single Dose of Toxoid Approved.  —The use of one dose of precipitated toxoid for diphtheria immunization as a routine procedure to be employed by health officers and physicians of the state was recently approved by the state department of health.

Society News.  —The southeastern division of the Alabama State Medical Society was addressed in Enterprise, July 11, among others, by Dr. Walter A. Lewis on "Interrelation of the Cardiac, Arterial and Renal Systems," and Dr. Luther L. Hill, Jr., Montgomery, "Epigastric Hernia."


Motor Vehicle Accidents.  —In 1932, accidental deaths in California in which motor vehicles were involved totaled 2,347. Of these, 823 deaths occurred in collisions of motor vehicles with pedestrians; 658 deaths in collisions between motor

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