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August 29, 1942

Medical News

JAMA. 1942;119(18):1515-1518. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830350047016

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Personal.—  Dr. Jacob C. Geiger, San Francisco, has received the blue ribbon and collar of the Order of Merit, grade of commander, of the government of the Republic of Chile, South America, "for excellence of administration and research in solving public health problems."

Course for Sanitarians.—  The department of bacteriology at the University of California, Berkeley, opened a special training course for sanitarians on August 7 to continue until October 3. Topics to be covered include public health administration and organization, communicable diseases and their control, general epidemiology and vital statistics, and sanitation and sanitary inspection. The course will include lectures, seminars, laboratory practice and field trips covering the theoretical and practical aspects of the sanitation program being given at the request of state public health officials.

Surgical Impostor Sentenced.—  Arthur Osborne Phillips, alias Dr. James Herman Phillips, was sentenced on June 29 to nine months in the county

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