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January 21, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;112(3):249-253. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030059017

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Cancer Survey.—  A survey to determine the incidence of cancer in San Francisco and Alameda counties will be carried out by the U. S. Public Health Service. The survey was to begin January 1 and continue for three months. The county medical societies are cooperating. It is planned to send a letter to each physician asking for certain information concerning malignant conditions seen during 1938.

Society News.—  A symposium on tuberculosis was presented before the Los Angeles County Medical Association January 5 by Drs. Reginald H. Smart, Jacob J. Singer and Frank S. Dolley.—The Los Angeles Surgical Society was addressed among others January 13 by Dr. William H. Snyder Jr. on "Spontaneous Hematoma of the Rectus Muscle, Simulating the Acute Abdomen."—"Medicine Tomorrow" was the theme of a symposium before the Hollywood Academy of Medicine January 12 with Drs. Donald J. Frick and Egbert Earl Moody and Mr. S. K.

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