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February 7, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(6):385-390. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490060039012

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To Ward Off Disease.  —A bill has been introduced in the State Senate appropriating $100,000 for the use of the State Board of Health, to ward off contagious diseases.

Resort for Semi-Invalids.  —Through the beneficence of N. O. Nelson of St. Louis, a resort for semi-invalids has been started at Indio in the Coachella valley. He has bought 127 acres of land, and will erect a central building and a number of cottages.

Polyclinic Election.  —The trustees of the San Francisco Polyclinic have elected the following officers: President, Dr. George W. Merritt; vice-president, Drs. John Wilson Shiels and Henry L. Wagner; secretary, Dr. Martin Regensburger, and treasurer, Dr. Louis Bazet.

Smallpox.  —At Big Sandy 10 cases are reported among the Indians. Kingsburg has had 51 cases, but the disease is now under control. In Fresno there are 10 cases at private houses and 4 in the county isolation hospital.

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