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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
—According to the health and mortality record for the week ended August 15 there were 94 deaths, of which 50 were white and 44 colored. Of the births 103 were white and 68 colored. During the week 33 cases of typhoid fever were reported, an increase of 8 over the previous week.
Annex for Garfield Hospital.
—Plans have been prepared for the erection of a new addition to Garfield Hospital, the gift of Dr. Loren B. T. Johnson as a memorial to his wife. The building cost about $35,000, will have a capacity of 60 beds and will be for the exclusive treatment of women and children.
To Register Consumptives.
—The health officer is preparing to begin the enforcement of the new law providing for the registration of all cases of tuberculosis. Under the law physicians must report every case within one week after the
Medical News. JAMA. 1908;LI(9):764-772. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540090046011