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January 11, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(2):129-133. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530280045015

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Personal.  —Dr. J. Clarence Webster, Chicago, has returned from Europe.—Dr. and Mrs. Ora D. Holland and son, Streator, returned December 25 from their European trip.—Dr. Samuel G. Smith, Reddick, was struck with a club, by a boy, December 23, causing concussion of the brain.—Dr. Philip F. Gillette, for two years a member of the staff of the Illinois Hospital for the Incurable Insane, South Bartonville, will return to Elgin, January 16, and resume private practice in his specialty.


Healer Sentenced.  —Hugo Hassiepen, a "magnetic healer," charged with practicing medicine without a state license, is said to have pleaded guilty before Judge Scoville, January 3, and to have been fined $100.

December Deaths.  —During December there were 2,704 deaths reported, equivalent to an annual death rate per 1,000 of 15.10. Chief among the death causes were: Pneumonia, 447; consumption, 278; heart diseases, 237; and violence (including suicide), 218.


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