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February 29, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(9):693-701. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350039010

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Hospital Opened.  —The new hospital for colored people at Fort Smith was opened with formal ceremonies February 17.

Epidemic Diseases.  —Whooping cough and measles are reported to be epidemic at De Witt.—On account of an epidemic of measles at Bearden, the public schools have been closed for two weeks.

Personal.  —Dr. Pearl H. Tatum, Eureka Springs, has been appointed a member of the Eclectic State Medical Board.— Dr. Harry Payne, Hot Springs, has accepted the position of chief surgeon of the Stillwell railroad over the Andes, and will have his headquarters at La Paz, Bolivia.—Dr. Robert L. Caldwell, Pine Bluffs, has been placed in charge of the medical department of the Arkansas National Guard.

Arrested and Fined.  —James S. Fulton, an unregistered practitioner of Hot Springs, who was charged with assaulting an officer, is said to have been sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and to be imprisoned

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