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June 24, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;112(25):2613-2616. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800250037020

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Outbreak of Gonococcic Ophthalmia.—  A gonococcic infection was said to be the cause of a recent outbreak of thirty-nine cases of ophthalmia in a rural school having an enrolment of 140. Some of the patients were convalescent when first seen, but nine of the cases were proved to be due to the gonococcus. The disease was introduced into the school by a boy who had acquired the infection from an adult similarly infected. When all the pupils were examined for genital infection, none of the boys was found infected but seven small girls were found to have gonorrheal vaginitis.


Appropriation to Medical School Increased.—  The Arkansas legislature recently granted to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, an increase in its annual appropriation from $70,000 to $300,000. The increase was granted chiefly to enable the school to take over the Little Rock City Hospital, with a

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