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December 3, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(23):1978-1979. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690230062021

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An Erroneous Report of a Death  Last August, the Swiss lay press published a dramatic report of the death of the patient of a Geneva dentist as the result of an injection of procaine hydrochloride. The committee of the Swiss Odontologic Society looked into the matter and discovered that procaine was not injected by a dentist, but that another drug was injected by a physician. Dentist and doctor had the same name.

Venereal Disease Control  The Swiss Antivenereal Society has published tracts for the use of the sickness insurance service and for hotels and restaurants, with lectures in French and German. The lectures for army recruits have been developed. The society places antisyphilitic medication at the disposal of physicians for indigent patients living in the country and small towns. Lastly, the office of documentation keeps in touch with foreign associations, a contact which is also maintained by a delegate sitting

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