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January 8, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(2):153-159. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950190053019


Decline in Deaths from Tuberculosis in Los Angeles.—  According to Dr. George M. Uhl, city health officer, the number of deaths from tuberculosis per 100,000 population in Los Angeles fell from 185 in 1920 to 14 in 1953. Dr. Uhl attributes this decline to the wide application of free chest x-rays and the simultaneous improvement of medical care for patients.

Annual Graduate Assembly.—  "The Dynamics of Metabolic Disease" will be the subject of the annual graduate assembly, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, presented under the auspices of the committee for graduate medical education of the Alameda—Contra Costa Medical Association and the Institute for Metabolic Research of the Highland—Alameda County Hospital. The lectures will be delivered at Highland—Alameda County Hospital, 2701 Fourteenth Ave., Oakland. Enrollment is limited to 100 students. Topics to be discussed include clinical physiology of the kidney and of the liver; protein metabolism; acid-base, fluid, and electrolyte

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