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November 23, 1918

Medical News

JAMA. 1918;71(21):1755-1760. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600470053018

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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.)


Upholds Ordinance Regarding Closing.  —The supreme court of the state has upheld the validity of an ordinance of the city of Los Angeles prohibiting public gatherings during the epidemic of influenza. The court denied a writ of habeas corpus in the case of five citizens of Los Angeles who, in defiance of the prohibiting ordinance, were arrested for holding a service in the Christian science church. The constitutionality of the health ordinance was attacked.


Restrained from Halting Hospital Work.  —In the superior court, November 9, Judge Foell issued a temporary injunction restraining the village of Broadview from interfering with the construction of a hospital which is being erected at Speedway Park.

Illegal Practitioners Arrested.  —Milton Chaiken of

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