March 2, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(9):749-755. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970440045017


Typhoid Fever.—  The Los Angeles City Health Department has reported two cases of typhoid fever in persons who had eaten at the same drugstore counter. Salmonella typhosa, phage-type B1, was isolated from a blood specimen of one patient, and a positive agglutination reaction was found in a specimen from the other patient. Stool and urine specimens were collected from 29 employees of the drugstore, and a "pantry girl" was found to be a carrier of the same organism as that isolated from one of the patients.

Pediatric Accidents.—  Results of a year-long survey performed by the California Home Safety Project and the San Francisco City-County Health Department indicate that more than one-third of home accidents reported from San Francisco emergency hospitals happened to children under 4 years of age and more than half occurred to children under 14. The following types of accidents accounted for the heavy incidence

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