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April 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(18):1430. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440064027

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Regulations in Regard to the Notification of Infectious Diseases  The ministry of the interior has noted that certain sanitary bulletins and foreign journals occasionally report cases of exanthematous typhus in certain localities of the kingdom when no evidence of the disease can be found. On the supposition that such reports are due to the erroneous interpretation of the term "abdominal typhus," with which typhoid is at present designated, the ministry has ordered that, henceforth, in all notifications of infectious diseases the term "typhoid fever" shall be used to indicate the infection due to Eberth's bacillus.

Compensation for Industrial Accidents  The statistics for the first nine months of 1926 show that the Cassa nazionale per gli infortunii sul lavoro issued 82,004 new policies, thereby affording protection to 987,751 more industrial workers. During the same period it received notification of 151,792 industrial accidents and expended 70,541,057 liras ($3,033,265) for compensation in 139,464

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