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December 5, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1418-1421. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490420040014

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Personal.  —Dr. George S. Harkness, Stockton, whose appendix was removed November 9, is making a good recovery.—Dr. F. Henry Ottmer has succeeded Dr. O. W. Sinclair as physician-in-charge at Murray's Hospital, Eureka.

Spitting Ordinance.  —The Oakland City Council has passed an ordinance prohibiting spitting on the floor or steps of any public car or conveyance, or on the floor or steps of any public building, or on any sidewalk or crosswalk, under penalty of a fine not to exceed six dollars.

Late, Yet Timely.  —At a session of the California Northern District Medical Society recently held at Sacramento, where there has been a mild epidemic of smallpox, a lay journal solemnly announces the physicians "decided that the Manila itch, Cuban scratch and prairie dig, which has been afflicting the country for two or three years, and is still with us, resembles smallpox so exactly as to be smallpox, and

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