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November 7, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(19):1150-1153. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490380026012

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County Aids Sufferers.  —The public service committee of the county board has set aside $2,000 to be used as an emergency fund for the relief of smallpox sufferers at Lemont.

Charged with Murder.  —Two guards at the Illinois Hospital for the Incurable Insane, Bartonville, who are charged with having brutally beaten and abused an insane patient so that he died, have been held without bail to the grand jury, which convenes November 9.

Corrosive Sublimate for Calomel.  —It is reported in the daily press that a baby in Mattoon recently died from poison. The mother took the child to the office of a physician, who, intending to give her calomel, gave her tablets of bichlorid of mercury. At the inquest the physician confessed his mistake and was exonerated by the jury.

Smallpox in Will and Cook Counties.  —Dr. Elvin F. Baker, Jacksonville, inspector of the State Board of Health,

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