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January 5, 1918

Medical News

JAMA. 1918;70(1):41-46. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600010039017

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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.)


Cross of War for Evanston Physician.  —The French government has awarded to Dr. Jane Wells Craven, formerly of Evanston, the Croix de Guerre for rescuing and aiding wounded under fire.

Drake Summoned to Washington.  —Dr. C. St. Clair Drake, state director of health of Illinois, Springfield, has been summoned to Washington to confer with the chiefs of the Medical Section of the Council of National Defense regarding the prevention of disease among Army camps.

Poliomyelitis.  —As announced by the director of the state department of health, there were in Illinois, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 10, 1917, 825 cases of poliomyelitis, 550 of which were in Chicago. There were in the state 225 deaths from this disease, 149

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