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November 15, 1941

Medical News

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1719-1722. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460057017

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Personal.—  Dr. Wallace D. Hunt, Seattle, for six years health officer of King County, Washington, has been appointed senior surgeon in the U. S. Public Health Service and assigned to duty as regional medical officer of the Ninth Civilian Defense Area with headquarters in San Francisco.

Physicians Urged to File Birth Certificates.—  Physicians in attendance on births are urged by the Los Angeles County Health Department to make certain that birth certificates are properly filed. According to the city department of health, a recent birth registration test conducted by the U. S. Bureau of the Census revealed the startling information that there were twenty-eight unregistered births within the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Health Department during the four months under study. Of this number fifteen were hospital births.

Latin American Students at University.—  Two Latin American physicians are studying at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco,

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