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January 17, 1948

Medical News

JAMA. 1948;136(3):194-196. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890200048016

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Plague Infection in Wood Rats.—  The California Department of Public Health reports that tissue from 4 wood rats collected near the Fitzhugh Ranger Station in Modoc County were proved positive for bubonic plague in the laboratory of the University of California Hooper Foundation. A human case of plague occurred in this locality early in the summer.

Dr. Nelson Appointed Assistant Dean.—  Dr. Norman B. Nelson, associate professor of public health and chairman of the department, University of California at Los Angeles, has been appointed assistant dean of the School of Medicine. He will assist Dr. Stafford L. Warren in picking a staff and planning the buildings in the new medical school. Dr. Nelson, a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, was formerly medical director of the Los Angeles City Health Department.

Outbreak of Q Fever.—  The state department of public health on Dec. 13, 1947 reported

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