April 9, 1932

Medical News

JAMA. 1932;98(15):1308-1313. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410072019

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Violations of Health Laws.  — The bulletin of the state board of health recently noted that a number of persons who persistently violate quarantine laws have been prosecuted in Salinas. The successful prosecution by the health officer of Los Angeles County of a physician who has persistently failed to report cases of communicable disease and who has also failed to register births was also reported. This physician was arrested on the charge of failure to report a case of tuberculosis and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100, of which $25 was paid in cash and the remainder suspended. He was placed on probation.

Outbreak of Rabies.  —During the past few weeks, rabies has become an important

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