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July 12, 1941

Government Services

JAMA. 1941;117(2):130. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820280052016

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Arab Collection Added to Army Library  A group of sixty-three Arabian manuscripts was recently purchased from an Arab scholar for the Army Medical Library, newspapers reported. Their authenticity is said to be beyond question. It was stated that the existence of some of these medical works had not been known before. Others are copies of fairly well known medieval books. All are on paper, whereas European manuscripts of that period were written on vellum. One anonymous manuscript presents at length a discussion of the theory of circulation of the blood by the court physician of the Sultan Muhamed Bahadur, dated 1488, it was stated.

Incidence of Trichinosis in Washington, D. C.  A four year study by the zoology division of the U. S. Public Health Service has disclosed that one sixth of the population of Washington, D. C., carries the trichinosis parasite. This figure was obtained from the examination of

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