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September 8, 1934

Medical News

JAMA. 1934;103(10):761-764. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750360037021

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Typhoid in Decatur.—  Typhoid was reported in Decatur, recently, when fourteen people who drank water from a contaminated well developed the disease. The well water was used for drinking purposes after the water company had discontinued its service for nonpayment of bills, it was stated. A survey was made by the state board of health and the well was closed. Service was resumed by the water company.

Mosquito Eradication.—  Fourteen counties in the state had announced their agreement to participate in a campaign to eradicate mosquitoes, newspapers reported, August 7. The campaign was to be undertaken as a precautionary measure against dengue fever, since several cases had been reported in other southern states, 800 cases of the disease having been reported in Miami, Fla., alone.

Dr. Baker Appointed to National Board.—  Dr. James N. Baker, Montgomery, state health officer, has been appointed a member of the National Board of

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