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February 10, 1923

BERLIN

JAMA. 1923;80(6):417-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640330053029

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Abstract

Undernutrition and Scurvy  The state of undernutrition existing in many countries of Europe is made apparent by the appearance of cases of scurvy. During recent months, 386 cases of scurvy, which was formerly unknown in Germany, have been reported from Prussia alone. The lack of coal has caused an increase in the diseases associated with "colds." For the first quarter of 1922 the number of deaths from pneumonia (17,785) shows a marked increase over the mortality for the first quarter of 1921 (14,549). The lack of shirts and underwear, poorer bathing facilities, and the high cost of soap, make the proper care of the body more difficult, whereby many skin diseases, especially furunculosis, are induced.

Coloration of Cocain and Other Toxic Alkaloids to Prevent Error and Misuse  According to the statements of Dr. W. Köhler in the Zntralblatt für Chirurgie, the prophylactic coloration of cocain is carried out by means

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