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December 16, 1922

Medical News

JAMA. 1922;79(25):2090-2096. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640250044020

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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.)


Dr. Welch Elected Malaria Chief.  —At the annual meeting of the Southern Medical Association in Chattanooga, Tenn., Dr. Samuel W. Welch, Montgomery, state health officer of Alabama, was elected chairman of the National Malaria Committee.

Hospital News.  —The Pellagra Sanatorium, Columbia, owned by Dr. John F. Yarbrough, was totally destroyed by fire, November 16, it is announced. The patients were all saved. Some daring rescues were made by the nurses, as the conflagration spread rapidly through the building, which was filled with patients on both floors. The loss is estimated at between $35,000 and $40,000.


Physician's License Revoked.  —According to report, the district court of appeals of San Francisco, November 23, upheld the revocation by the state

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