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February 28, 1891

MEDICAL ITEMS.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):313. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610025008

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Abstract

Accident to Prof. Bergmann.  —It is said that Prof. Bergmann has had the second finger of his right hand amputated on account of threatened blood poisoning from an operation on a lupus patient who was undergoing the Koch treatment.

The Minnesota Practice Act.  —The operation of the Minnesota Medical Practice Act has reduced the ratio of physicians, from one to six hundred and fifty, to one in twelve hundred and fifty. During the past three years two hundred and five candidates presented themselves for examination, seventy-seven of whom were rejected.

The Tricks of New Orleans Milkmen.  — It is said to be a common practice in New Orleans for milkmen to renew the creamy appearance of skimmed and watered milk by the addition of condensed milk from cans. If such is the case its importance at once demands the attention of the health authorities, or else all New Orleans infants

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