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September 19, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(12):729-734. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490310033008

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Fullerton Hospital Completed.  —The new hospital at Fullerton has been turned over to the board of directors by the contractors. On August 13 the building was formally opened. It has 21 rooms in all and is thoroughly equipped.

Vital Statistics.  —In San Francisco during July 500 births were registered, a rate of 14.62 per 1,000 per annum; during the same period 609 deaths were recorded, equivalent to an annual death-rate of 17.82 per 1,000. Violence caused 50 deaths.

Two More Cases of Plague.  —The ninety-eighth case of bubonic plague in San Francisco was that of Lee Jim, a Chinaman, who was found dead July 20. The diagnosis was confirmed by autopsy and by bacteriologic tests.—On August 9 W. Bock, a German, of Pacheco, Contra Costa County, died at a San Francisco hospital, and the autopsy established the diagnosis of plague. This is the ninety-ninth case.

Aids State Medical School. 

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