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August 4, 1906

Medical News

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):368-373. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520050052012

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Personal.  —Dr. Howard B. and Amelia L. Gates, San José, have gone to Europe.—Dr. Benjamin Shurtleff, Napa, on July 6, celebrated the fifty-seventh anniversary of his arrival in California.

Lane Lectures.  —Dr. John C. McVail, Glasgow, Scotland, will deliver the annual course of Lane medical lectures at Cooper Medical College, August 20 to 25. The course will cover sanitation of cities and homes, the housing of people, sewerage, garbage and water supply.

San Francisco Healthy.  —The president of the San Francisco Board of Health reports that the city is more free from contagious diseases than at any time in its history. The people seem to be healthier when living in tents and shanties than when living in houses. The simplicity and plainness of food necessitated by the change probably has something to do with these conditions.

June Vital Statistics.  —During the month of June, 2,439 deaths and 817 births

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