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August 31, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;115(9):789-793. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810350133020

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Plague Infection in Fleas.—  Plague infection has been proved in a pool of thirty-eight fleas from twenty-one golden mantled ground squirrels submitted to the state department of health laboratory, June 26, from a location 1 mile north of Fawnskin Resort, San Bernardino County.

Graduate Study for Central American Physicians. —  The University of California Medical School, San Francisco, has adopted a plan whereby two young graduate physicians who speak English will be sent every year by each of the Central American nations for two years' special study in pre-clinical and clinical subjects under the guidance of an advisory committee. The committee will consist of Drs. Howard C. Naffziger, professor of surgery; Charles L. Connor, professor of pathology, and Ralph Soto-Hall, clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Blumer Retires.—  Dr. George Blumer, since 1920 David P. Smith clinical professor of medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, was guest at a dinner in June to mark his retirement from active service at the

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