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February 12, 1921

Medical News

JAMA. 1921;76(7):456-460. doi:10.1001/jama.1921.02630070038019

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to SOCIETY activities, new HOSPITALS, education, public HEALTH, ETC.)


Annual License Fees for Physicians.  —The city council of Anniston proposes to adopt a sliding license scale of physicians whereby an annual fee would be fixed on the basis of the earnings of the preceding year. Lawyers and dentists would likewise be included under the proposed measure.

Typhoid in Farley District.  —Ten cases of typhoid fever among schoolchildren of Farley district have been reported to the Madison County Health Department. The infection has been attributed to pollution of the water which is distributed in barrels to schools having no natural source of water supply.

Quarantine for Venereal Diseases Legal.  —The court of appeals has handed down a decision upholding the right of the municipal health authorities of Birmingham