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December 16, 1944

Medical News

JAMA. 1944;126(16):1039-1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850510047015

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Special Lecture.—  Dr. Arthur C. De Graff, Samuel A. Brown professor of therapeutics, New York University College of Medicine, will address a special meeting of the San Francisco County Medical Society and the San Francisco Heart Committee, December 18, on "Present Status of Digitalis and the Cardiac Glucosides in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure."

Free X-Ray Service.—  An x-ray chest survey center was recently opened in San Francisco in the building of the city department of health and operated by the San Francisco Tuberculosis Association in cooperation with the local health department. The equipment was purchased with funds raised from the sale of Christmas seals. The center will provide free x-rays to the public five days each week and, when in full operation, will be capable of examining about 250 persons a day.

Plague and Tularemia.—  California's Health reports that in September bubonic plague had been demonstrated in

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