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December 5, 1931

Medical News

JAMA. 1931;97(23):1714-1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730230056020

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Dr. Hoke Appointed Surgeon at Warm Springs.  — Dr. Michael Hoke of Atlanta has been appointed surgeon-in-chief of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, effective December 1. He succeeds Dr. Leroy W. Hubbard, chief surgeon since 1926, who, according to the report, will do extension work for the foundation. Dr. Hubbard will make trips to areas of epidemics, consult with state, county and city commissioners of health, and advise with hospitals in regard to medical treatment.

Health at Atlanta.  — Telegraphic reports to the U. S. Department of Commerce from eighty-two cities with a total population of 36 million, for the week ended November 21, indicate that the highest mortality rate (19) appears for Atlanta, and the rate for

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