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February 20, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;86(8):558-563. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670340036018

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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. Alvarez Leaves California.  —Dr. Walter C. Alvarez, associate professor of research medicine at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, has accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Virulent Smallpox.  —The state board of health has issued a warning, it is reported, that an extremely virulent type of smallpox is prevalent in California and that all persons who have not been successfully vaccinated recently should take that precaution. In the first thirty-five days of this year, there are said to have been 443 cases of smallpox and forty-three deaths reported.

Society News.  —Dr. Frank W. Lynch, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of California Medical School, San Francisco, addressed the San Joaquin County Medical

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