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April 22, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;112(16):1607-1611. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800160071022

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University News.—  A short course for practicing physicians on "Endocrinology and Related Metabolic Diseases" was given at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, April 5-8. The medical school observed "alumni day" March 22 as a part of the celebration commemorating the seventy-first charter anniversary of the University of California.

Epidemic Diarrhea of the Newborn.—  Two outbreaks of epidemic diarrhea in the newborn were investigated during February, one in the southern part of the state and the other in northern California, according to the bulletin of the state board of health. Both outbreaks occurred in nurseries connected with institutions. Clinically, they were identical. Within from five to seven days after birth the infants became ill with diarrhea, dehydration, loss of weight and toxemia. Eleven cases occurred in one nursery and twenty-seven in the other. The exact cause of these outbreaks is unknown and all bacteriologic work undertaken up

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