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November 29, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(22):1712-1713. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610480062025

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Oct. 11, 1919.

Bubonic Plague  The appearance of several foci of plague in some places of the provinces of Santa Fé, Santiago del Estero, and Tucumán y Córdoba, compelled the national department of hygiene to carry out a campaign of prevention and treatment. As the authorities realize the existence of sporadic foci in different places of the country, the chief source of which are the rodents of the port of Buenos Aires, they have decided to solve definitely this matter by ordering the compulsory eradication of rats throughout the country and the careful deratization of all ships coming from abroad.

Appointment of Professors  The unexpected and troublesome interference that some groups of students are trying to exert in the appointment of professors reached its climax lately. A committee appointed by the students' association called on the president of the republic to ask him to appoint the candidate favored by them.

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