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May 9, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(19):1296-1299. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490190026012

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ILLINOIS.  Chicago.

Personal.  —Dr. Albert H. Hoy and family have returned from California.—Dr. Frederick Mueller gave a dinner, April 28, in honor of Dr. Adolf Lorenz.

Heavy April Mortality.  —During April 2,628 deaths were reported, equivalent to an annual death rate of 16.96 per 1,000. Not since the year following the great fire has there been such a prevalence of the graver diseases.

Women Want Hospital.  —At the meeting of the alumnæ of the Woman's Medical College it was proposed by Dr. Mary Coons that a hospital for women, to cost $500,000, be erected near Jackson Park. A committee of five was appointed to report on a plan for the enterprise.

Deaths of the Week.  —During the week ended May 2, 637 deaths were reported, an annual mortality per 1,000 of 17.62. Pneumonia again heads the list with 167 deaths; consumption comes next with 65; violence and heart disease follow,

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