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July 26, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;83(4):276-280. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660040046021

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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.)


Hospital News.  —The Children's Hospital, Birmingham, which is supported by the Community Chest, was recently opened.

New System of Reporting Communicable Diseases.  —A new communicable disease report card has been adopted in Alabama which in the presence of a stationary or declining death rate has increased the reports of malaria about 500 per cent., typhoid fever about 55 per cent., tuberculosis about 120 per cent. The old card was complex, contained too many items required, and physicians failed to keep a supply of them on hand. The new card is a modification of that devised and used with success by Leslie C. Frank, late director of public health, Dallas, Texas, and is very simple. Six cases may be

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