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March 5, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(10):831-832. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730360053022

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Accidents Affecting the Circulatory System  The association for the combating of alcoholism has published a brochure on the accidents affecting the circulatory system, occurring in the Netherlands. This brochure may be considered a continuation of that published in 1929. The data collected include the accidents in all the cities, or communes, of more than 20,000 inhabitants (forty-six in all). In these communes there were 28,227 accidents affecting the circulatory system, 262 of which had fatal results, while 1,748 persons received grave, and 5,370 slight, wounds. These figures are higher than those for the previous year.Accidents caused by street cars are not included in these figures. In thirty-six communes, 155 accidents affecting the circulatory system were caused by intoxicated drivers.

Postvaccinal Encephalitis  Dr. Josephus Jitta has presented to the permanent committee of the International Bureau of Public Hygiene a communication on postvaccinal encephalitis. In connection with 866,100 vaccinations against smallpox,

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