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January 24, 1948

Medical News

JAMA. 1948;136(4):272-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890210056015

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Epidemic in Los Angeles.—  The Los Angeles City Health Department in the Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Medical Association January 15 reported a "widespread outbreak of some sort of upper respiratory infection in Los Angeles." Clinical symptoms vary too much to implicate any single specific disease. Both upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms are reported. The disease, the report continues, is probably caused by a virus and has a short incubation period (two days plus).


State Bacteriologists Meet.—  The Society of Illinois Bacteriologists will meet Friday, January 30, at 6:30 p. m. in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Among the speakers will be Dr. Guy P. Youmans, Chicago, on "Streptomycin in the Treatment of Tuberculosis" and Dr. James A. Schoenberger, Chicago, on "Results of Vaccination Against Influenza During the Spring of 1947."

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