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January 21, 1911

Medical News

JAMA. 1911;LVI(3):204-208. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560030040020

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Personal.  —Dr. Charles L. Patton, Springfield, has succeeded the late Dr. John A. Prince as a member of the staff of the David Prince Sanitarium.—Dr. Robert H. Bell, Carlinville, has been chosen physician of Macoupin County.—Dr. James L. Funkhouser, Chrisman, sustained painful bruises in a runaway accident, January 5.

Occupational Poisons.  —The report of the Occupational Diseases Commission, which has been sent to the general assembly, states that thirty distinct poisons constantly menace the life and health of factory workmen of Illinois. Lead is by far the most important industrial poison, but risk from this cause may be almost entirely eradicated by the prevention of dust, by prohibiting eating with unwashed face and hands, and by preventing workmen from going home with lead on their clothing and bodies. Reports are also included on the effects of brass fumes and carbon monoxid gas.

The Governor's Message.  —The governor, in his

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