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September 23, 1939

Medical News

JAMA. 1939;113(13):1233-1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800380051019

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Study of Trachomatous Navajo Children.—  From June 1 to July 17 medical officials of the Indian Medical Service made a study of trachoma in 122 children from the Navajo Indian Reservation. The children were brought from day schools on the reservation to the boarding school at Fort Defiance and received courses of sulfanilamide treatment covering a period of twenty-two days. The laboratory work was done at the Navajo General Hospital, Fort Defiance.


Changes in Health Officers.—  Dr. Leroy L. Fatherree has been appointed full time health officer of Little Rock to succeed the late Dr. Thomas M. Fly.—Dr. John T. Herron, Little Rock, has been assigned as health director of the district composed of Ashley, Desha and Chicot counties.

State Medical Board Elects.—  Dr. Lorenzo T. Evans, Batesville, has been elected president of the State Medical Board of the Arkansas Medical Society ; Dr. De Veaux L. Owens, Harrison, vice president, and Dr. Daphney E. White, El Dorado, secretary.

Trachoma Investigation.—  The state board of health in cooperation with the state department of public welfare began a study of trachoma in Arkansas with a diagnostic clinic in Jonesboro August 24. This was said to be the first clinic of its kind in the state and was extended to the population of

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