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October 21, 1916

Medical News

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(17):1236-1242. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590170044020

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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.)


Chamber of Commerce Protests Appointments of Nonresidents.  —Announcement having been made that in filling existing vacancies in the positions of chief food inspector and chief medical and sanitary inspector of public schools, appointments would be made without reference to residence in the District of Columbia, the Washington Chamber of Commerce adopted a resolution that said positions should be filled from among the many duly qualified physicians who are bona fide residents of the District.

Medical Inspector Dies of Infantile Paralysis.  —Dr. Arthur Le Roy Hunt, a medical inspector in the service of the health department, died, October 7, of infantile paralysis believed to have been contracted in the line of duty. While Dr. Hunt had not

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