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April 16, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(16):1247-1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680420037022

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International Health Office  In its ordinary session, the Committee of the International Office of Public Hygiene received various communications. The decreasing importance manifest in various countries in respect to terminal disinfection and disinfection during the actual progress of the infective disease is noted. There has been great development in Italy and Egypt in the control of malaria, while in England measures against the mental sequelae of epidemic encephalitis are to be noted. Much attention has been given to the treatment of scarlet fever by serotherapy and vaccination. In England, this disease is usually benign; complications are more frequent—even when patients are well cared for—in private practice than in hospitals. Taking this into consideration, the Metropolitan Asylums Board of London has decided that the priority of hospitalization of contagious cases shall be established in the following order: diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles and whooping cough.A group of sanitary officers who visited

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