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August 22, 1931

Medical News

JAMA. 1931;97(8):545-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730080037016

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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.)


Dr. Hieronymus Appointed Oakland Health Officer.  —Dr. Arthur Hieronymus, Alameda, has been appointed health officer of Oakland, effective August 17. Dr. Hieronymus was until recently health officer of Alameda County, which position he had held for twenty years.

Society News.  —Dr. Douglas D. Toffelmier, San Francisco, addressed the Alameda County Medical Association, August 17, on "Treatment of Fractures of the Carpal Bones," and Dr. Harry J. Smith, Oakland, "Anesthesia as a Medical Specialty." A motion picture on spinal anesthesia was shown.

Hospital Installs 300,000 Volt X-Ray Machine.  —The University of California Hospital recently installed what is said to be one of the most powerful, high voltage x-ray machines designed exclusively for medical purposes. The new machine, which

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