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February 17, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;114(7):593-596. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810070059017

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Psittacosis in Arizona.—  Three cases of psittacosis have been reported in Tucson, according to Public Health Reports, January 12. Two young adults of one family became ill October 7 and November 7, respectively, and a nurse on the first case became ill November 3. The family owned two love birds, which had been shipped from a pet shop in California, April 21, 1939. However, other birds in the same group were examined with negative results, it was stated.


Society News.—  The San Francisco County Medical Society was addressed, February 13, by Frances Tomlinson Gardner, librarian, Crummer room, University of California Medical School, on "Pedro Prat, Surgeon of the Spanish Conquest" and Dr. Arthur W. Meyer, Stanford University, "Historical Ideas Regarding Conceptomaternal Relations."—Dr. Frank E. Adair, New York, addressed a joint meeting of the radiologic section of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the Los Angeles Cancer Society,

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