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July 22, 1916

Medical News

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(4):291-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590040045016

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; SUCH AS RELATE TO SOCIETY ACTIVITIES, NEW HOSPITALS, EDUCATION, PUBLIC health, ETC.)


Infantile Paralysis.  —To advise the residents of the District of Columbia with reference to anterior poliomyelitis and suggest methods and means for preventing the disease, a proclamation has been issued by the commissioners of the District of Columbia, 50,000 of which have been printed and are being distributed from door to door by the police. This leaflet speaks of the causation of the disease, the methods by which it is believed to be communicated, and gives rules for the protection of children.

Dinner for Dr. Glueck.  —Thirty physicians and lawyers, friends of Dr. Bernard Glueck, Washington, tendered him a dinner, July 11, in honor of his recent appointment as alienist at the New York State Prison

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