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September 18, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(12):956-957. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680120066026

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The Increase of Trichinosis  The ministry of health has called attention to the fact that whereas, in 1925, only seven cases of trichinosis were reported in Austria, four of which proved fatal, during the first half of 1926 eleven cases were recorded, with one death. The cause is supposed to lie in increased imports of pork from infected and imperfectly controlled regions of the Balkans. Furthermore, in rural sections raw smoked ham is commonly eaten. The attention of rural physicians is called to the likelihood that many cases of trichinosis go unrecognized among the rural population and are treated as rheumatism, gout or influenza—with or without diagnosis.

Modern Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis  The chief physician of the largest Austrian tuberculosis sanatorium, Dr. Maendl, delivered recently an address on the indications for and methods of surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. He advised, above all, treatment in tuberculosis sanatoriums. A sufficiently

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