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July 11, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;LI(2):135-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540020047011

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Must Stamp Oleomargarin.  —Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has made a ruling in which he declares the regulations recently promulgated, to become effective July 1, requiring the stamp of government inspection on oleomargarin, shall stand as made. This decision upholds the contention of the dairy interests in their controversy with the oleomargarin manufacturers.

To Prevent Escape of Patients.  —The board of charities has forwarded a communication to the commissioners favoring more stringent rules governing the establishment and maintenance of private hospitals and asylums in the District in order to prevent the escape of patients from such institutions while under treatment. Reference is made to several fatalities due to the negligence of attendants.

Personal.  —Dickinson College has conferred the degree of LL.D. on Dr. Hugh M. Smith, deputy commissioner of fisheries.—Dr. Joseph Tabor Johnson has been elected president of the Washington Country Club.—Dr. P. G. Smith has been appointed

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