February 27, 1932

Medical News

JAMA. 1932;98(9):741-746. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730350055018

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Sale of "Koremlu" Forbidden.  —Dr. Jacob C. Geiger, director of public health of San Francisco, recently issued an executive order which forbids in that city the sale of Koremlu, a depilatory containing thallium acetate. This action followed a conference of a number of dermatologists practicing in San Francisco and the publication in The Journal of articles referring to Koremlu. Three cases of retrobulbar neuritis, ascribed to this depilatory, were reported by Dr. William Mahoney, Boston, in The Journal, February 20, p. 618.

Survey of Typhoid Carriers.  —Drs. Arthur Hieronymus and Ralph W. Sanders, health officers of Oakland and Alameda, respectively, recently completed surveys of known typhoid carriers residing in the two cities. Specimens were obtained from all carriers

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