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November 9, 1907

Medical News

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(19):1612-1616. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530190046012

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Physician Convicted.  —Dr. Nelson W. Williams, 63 years of age. Lindsay, accused of attacking an eleven-year-old girl, is said to have been found guilty, October 23, and sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment in the state penitentiary.

Election.  —At the annual meeting of the Shasta County Society held in Kennett. October 19, Dr. Chester J. Teass, Kennett, was elected president; Dr. Benjamin E. Stevenson, Redding, vice-president, and Dr. Phil. A. Webber, Redding, secretary and treasurer.

The Plague Situation.  —The plague situation on October 29 was as follows: Cases, 78; deaths, 50; discharged cured, 19; under observation, 9. The number of cases is gradually diminishing and no new foci have arisen. All of the cases have come from a refugee camp near Lobas Square. About a thousand rats have been trapped and large quantities of rat poison are being distributed.—In Oakland four positive and five suspicious cases have occurred. The city

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