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March 21, 1931

Medical News

JAMA. 1931;96(12):952-957. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720380040019

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Bills Introduced.  —H. 203 proposes a new pharmacy practice act. Physicians, apparently, are prohibited from dispensing drugs and medicines and may administer them only in emergencies. H. 220 proposes to authorize the establishment of a state tuberculosis sanatorium.

Hospital News.  —With the completion of a laboratory, April 1, the hew Sage Memorial Hospital, at Ganado in the Navajo Indian reservation, 55 miles northwest of Gallup, N. M., will be in full operation. A gift of $50,000 from the Russell Sage Foundation supplied the funds for the new building. The hospital is conducted by the board of national missions of the Presbyterian church. The building is a two-story stone structure providing for seventy-five beds. Much of the modern equipment

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