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December 23, 1944

Medical News

JAMA. 1944;126(17):1094-1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850520036019

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Dr. Fatherree Appointed Registrar of Vital Statistics. —  Dr. Leroy L. Fatherree, health officer of Little Rock, has been appointed registrar of vital statistics for the city. The appointment is a part of the recent transfer of the vital statistics bureau from the city clerk's office to the health department.


Fatal Case of Botulism.—  Home packed string beans were responsible for the death of a person from botulism in southern California recently.

Changes in Health Personnel.—  Dr. John O. Rafferty, Santa Rosa, recently resigned as deputy director of the California State Department of Public Health to become resident physician at the Santa Cruz County Hospital.—The city of Newman recently transferred the administration of its public health affairs to the Stanislaus County Health Department, with headquarters at Modesto. Dr. James E. Thompson had been local health officer.

Woman Wills Body and Fund for Research. —  Miss Edith Clawson, who

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