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March 9, 1935

Medical News

JAMA. 1935;104(10):839-844. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760100049018

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Bill Passed.—  S. 15 has passed the senate and the house, proposing to repeal the laws regulating the sale, possession or distribution of narcotic drugs and to enact what apparently is the uniform narcotic drug act.

Bill Introduced.—  H. 108, to amend the workmen's compensation act, proposes to make the following occupational diseases compensable: anthrax; caisson disease; miners' diseases, including cellulitis, bursitis, ancylostomiasis, tenosynovitis and nystagmus; glanders; compressed air illness; epitheliomatous cancer; cataract in glass workers; dermatitis; and poisoning from arsenic, lead, zinc, mercury, phosphorus, benzine and its homologues, wood alcohol, chrome, radium, formaldehyde and its preparations, dope, bisulphide, methyl chloride, carbon monoxide gas, contact with petroleum products, and from sulphuric, hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acids.


Bills Passed.—  The following bills have passed the senate: S. 332, to authorize the sexual sterilization of habitual criminals, whom the bill defines as persons convicted to final judgment three times for felonies;

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