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November 20, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;123(12):779-783. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840470045017

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Dr. William Dock Named Professor of Medicine.—  Dr. William Dock, since 1940 professor of pathology at Cornell University Medical College, New York, has been appointed professor and chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, Dr. Dock was assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and later professor of pathology.

Typhoid Grandmothers.—  The Los Angeles City Health Department has reported recently that, of 21 cases of typhoid reported to that department in the last sixteen months, 11 have been traced definitely to carriers, according to California's Health. In 10 of these 11 cases, the infection had been acquired from grandmothers. It is suggested that several factors may be involved: (1) that these grandmothers lived through a period in which typhoid was rampant in the United States, (2) that grandmothers are frequently

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