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Pellagra at State Hospital for Nervous Diseases.—According to the current monthly report of the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Little Rock, thirteen of the thirty-four deaths occurring during August were due to pellagra. It is said that there are more than seventy-five cases of the disease at the hospital.Personal.—Dr. Owen K. Haydon, Conway, has gone to Europe as a member of the medical staff of the American Red Cross.—Dr. Robert E. Weaver, Hope, has been appointed house surgeon in the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain Hospital, St. Louis.—Dr. Chester Jennings, Little Rock, who has been seriously ill with cerebral hemorrhage, is reported to be improving.Hookworm in Arkansas.—Dr. Charles W. Garrison, Little Rock, state director of the Rockefeller
Medical News. JAMA. 1914;LXIII(16):1400-1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570160066029