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January 29, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;88(5):327-333. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680310039016

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ALASKA 

Report of Medical Service.  —The commissioner of education, in his report to the Secretary of the Interior for the year ending June 30, 1926, says that it has not been possible to secure funds to relieve natives who have tuberculosis, and he recommends that a sanatorium be erected. More success has been encountered in relieving natives who live along the Yukon River and its tributaries, where a small boat was remodeled and equipped in 1926 as a floating hospital during the season of navigation. Plans are being considered to remodel buildings at the abandoned Fort Gibbon Military Reservation with a view of opening another hospital on the Yukon. During the year, five full-time physicians, three part-time physicians, and

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