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January 15, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;88(3):176-182. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680290038018

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Midwife Arrested.  —Mrs. Marie Roderiguez, an unlicensed Mexican midwife, who has lived at Morro several years, pleaded guilty, Dec. 8, 1926, to violation of section 17 of the medical practice act, and was sentenced to serve sixty days in the county jail, the sentence being suspended for two years on condition that she does not violate this law during that period.

Health at San Diego.  —Telegraphic returns to the U. S. Department of Commerce for the week ending January 1 from sixty-five cities with a total population of about 29 million indicate that the highest mortality was for San Diego (21.8), and that the mortality rate for the group of cities was 14.2. The mortality rate for San

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