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September 18, 1937

Medical News

JAMA. 1937;109(12):960-965. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380044015

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New Division of Industrial Hygiene. —  The Alabama State Department of Health has created a division of industrial hygiene with headquarters in Montgomery, and with Dr. William F. Queen, a graduate of Harvard University Medical School, in charge.


Tuberculosis Mortality in 1936.—  A total of 1,101 deaths from tuberculosis in Arizona in 1936 gave a mortality rate of 264.9 per hundred thousand of population, the highest registered rate in the state in the past three years, according to Public Health News. The greatest number of deaths from this cause in the last decade occurred in 1929, when there were 1,471 deaths, giving a rate, based on estimated population at that time, of 345.8 per hundred thousand of population. At present tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in the state, comprising 17 per cent of the total mortality. Of the 1,101 deaths in 1936 there were 778 men

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