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October 19, 1946

Medical News

JAMA. 1946;132(7):399-402. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870420039015

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CALIFORNIA 

Harold Brunn Retires.—  Dr. Harold Brunn on September 24 announced his retirement and plan to study painting. Dr. Brunn was for many years clinical professor of surgery at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, and established the Harold Brunn Institute for Cardiovascular Research.

Unidentified Outbreak of Disease in Infants.—  On September 25 the Oakland Health Department closed and quarantined the maternity ward and nursery of Providence Hospital in an effort to halt a mysterious outbreak of disease which already has killed 6 of 17 babies afflicted with it since September 15. The order, issued by Dr. Stanford F. Farnsworth, Berkeley, health director, put more than 40 hospital beds and 50 infant cribs under quarantine and forced hospital officials to turn away all expectant mothers who have booked beds for the next three weeks, it was stated. Dr. Farnsworth said the disease had not been completely classified and

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