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Surgical Association Meeting.
—The Pacific Coast Surgical Association will meet at Del Monte, February 26-27, under the presidency of Dr. Charles D. Lockwood, Pasadena. Clinics will be held at San Francisco two days previous to the Del Monte meeting. Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan, Chicago, will be the guest of the association, and will speak on "Pathology, Diagnosis and Present Status of Surgical Treatment of Peptic Ulcer."
San Joaquin Health District.
—Since the full-time health organization began to function in the San Joaquin health district, the death rate has dropped from 14.04 in 1923 to 12 per thousand in 1925, excluding deaths at Stockton State Hospital. Deaths from infectious diseases declined 25 per cent last year, although an epidemic
Medical News. JAMA. 1926;86(7):490–495. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670330034016
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