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February 17, 1934

Medical News

JAMA. 1934;102(7):543-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750070041018

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Discussion of Amebiasis. —  The San Francisco County Medical Society devoted its meeting, February 13, to a discussion of amebiasis. Speakers were Dr. Jacob C. Geiger, city health officer, on "Public Health Aspects of Amebiasis"; Dr. Alfred C. Reed, "Clinical Amebiasis," and Chauncey D. Leake, Ph.D., "Chemotherapy of Amebiasis."

Outbreak of Typhoid. —  Fifty-one cases of typhoid with three fatalities were reported in a recent outbreak in Santa Barbara and vicinity. Most of the patients were hospitalized, but many have now been released from quarantine. Members of the state department of health and the U. S. Public Health Service assisted in the search for the source of the epidemic, which was not determined. No cases with date of onset later than December 7 have been reported.

Personal.—  Dr. William F. Stein, Fresno, became health officer of Fresno County, January 16, succeeding Dr. James E. Pendergrass, Clovis.—Dr. Alfred C. Reed,

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