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September 26, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;LI(13):1087-1095. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540130043010


Deaths Charged to Careless Nurse.  —At the San Diego County Hospital three deaths are said to have occurred. September 18. as the result of carelessness of a young nurse who neglected to make proper disposition of a glass of atropin solution which these patients took in mistake for their medicine.

Beriberi in Alviso.  —Dr. William Simpson, San José, health officer of Santa Clara County and state health inspector, states that the news item which appeared in The Journal, September 5, regarding beriberi in Alviso is incorrect. In San José there is a society known as the Asiatic Exclusion League, which requested the supervisors of Santa Clara County to investigate the reported epidemic of beriberi on the Alviso meadows, where great quantities of berries and small fruits are grown. Dr. Simpson investigated the matter and found one chronic case of beriberi, which had existed for more than seven months and

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