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February 25, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;100(8):581-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740080045017

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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.)


Bills Introduced.  —S. 94 proposes to authorize the board of medical examiners to license persons to practice chiropody, which the bill defines as the examination, diagnosis or treatment medically, mechanically or surgically of the ailments of the human foot. However, such licentiates are not to have the right to amputate the toes or joints thereof, or any portion of the foot, or to sever any tendon, or to use any anesthetic other than local. H. 165 proposes that the nursing services to be rendered in public welfare institutions be rendered only by registered nurses.


Bill Introduced.  —H. 410 proposes a new workmen's compensation act. Occupational diseases are not to be compensable. Employers must provide such medical treatment

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