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February 14, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(7):453-458. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490070039009

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Money for Hospital.  —By the will of George Griffin of Derby, about $50,000 is available for the emergency hospital proposed for that city.A whooping cough epidemic is reported in Norwich, with more than 500 cases. A strange popular error seems to exist that whooping cough is not a dangerous disease, notwithstanding the constant iteration of the fact that it causes more deaths than either measles or scarlet fever.

Tuberculosis Hospital Assured.  —Gifts have been made to the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association sufficient to enable it to proceed with its plans. It is proposed to buy land on Woodbridge Heights, north of New Haven and thereon to erect three cottages of eight rooms each.

More December Deaths.  —By mortality reports received there were 1,298 deaths during December. This was 215 more than in November, and 158 more than in December of last year, and 76 more than the

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