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February 18, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;100(7):504-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740070042021

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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.)


Personal.  —Dr. James A. Summers recently resigned as health officer of North Little Rock to accept a similar position for Pulaski County.

Bill Introduced.  —H. 200, to amend the optometry practice act, proposes to define the practice of optometry as "the employment of any method or means, other than the use of drugs, medicine or surgery, for the diagnosis of any optical defect, deficiency or deformity, or visual or muscular anomaly of the visual system, or the prescribing or the adoption or the duplication of lenses, prisms, or ocular exercises for the correction, relief, or aid of the visual functions."


Personal.  —Dr. David B. Fields, for nearly thirty years health officer of Trinity County, has retired

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