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January 1, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;88(1):36-40. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270036015

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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.)


Another "Doctor" Not in the Directory.  —An automobilist, well versed on medical subjects, called on a practitioner in Globe, Dec. 23, 1926, and represented himself to be a graduate of the University of Virginia in 1902; a former practitioner of Baltimore, and recently of Los Angeles, and in need of gasoline and oil. Our correspondent consulted the directory of the American Medical Association and found the name given by the "doctor." Further conversation revealed, however, that he had never heard of the city designated in the directory after his name. He then asked for a sedative to quiet his nerves.


Typhoid Outbreak.  — Eleven cases of typhoid fever were recently reported from Sanger. The source of the

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