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September 16, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;113(12):1138-1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800370054019

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Strike for Safe Water at State Hospital.—  Several hundred workmen, who went on strike at the state hospital for the insane near Manteno because of the epidemic of typhoid there, returned to work September 6 after they were promised a satisfactory water supply, according to the Chicago Tribune. Laborers and skilled workmen, who have been constructing new buildings at the hospital, quit work several days prior to this after a futile demand that contractors be responsible for all expenses if they contracted typhoid while at work, it was stated. The men agreed to resume work when the contractors arranged to haul drinking water from the village of Manteno. The Tribune stated that polluted water from artesian wells at the hospital is believed to be responsible for the epidemic which has taken thirteen lives and made hundreds ill.


Joint Meeting on Tuberculosis.—  Dr. Erik Hedvall, director of the University

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