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June 21, 1919

Medical News

JAMA. 1919;72(25):1852-1856. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610250052019

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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.)


Influenza Epidemic.  —Influenza in most serious form is reported to be epidemic in Alaska. The Bristol Bay section is most seriously involved. The epidemic appears to be attacking both whites and natives with a high percentage of mortality. In one small settlement sixty deaths are said to have been reported in one day. The ships of the Pacific Squadron of the Navy, and the Coast Guard Service have been given hurried orders to proceed to Alaska with additional medical officers and hospital corps men.


Personal.  —Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Leland Stanford University, has been elected president of the California State Conference of Social Agencies. President Wilbur has always taken particular interest in the sociological problems

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