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November 9, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;115(19):1647-1650. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810450061023

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Society News.—  The Baltimore City Medical Society and the District of Columbia Medical Society will hold a joint meeting in Washington, November 13; the speakers will be Drs. Allen F. Voshell, "Progressive Muscular Dystrophy: Its Present Status"; Harris B. Shumacker Jr., "Reactions to Local Anesthetic Agents," and James G. Arnold Jr., "Cauda Equina Tumor with Unusual Symptomatology." All are of Baltimore.

Postgraduate Institute for Negro Physicians.—  Howard University conducted a postgraduate institute for Negro physicians, November 3-6, in cooperation with the Tuberculosis Association of the District of Columbia, the Maryland Tuberculosis Association, the Medico-Chirurgical Society and the Social Hygiene Society of the District of Columbia. Tuberculosis, syphilis and maternal and child health were discussed and sessions were open to physicians from the District, Maryland and Virginia. The institute was preceded by a meeting for the public. The speakers included Drs. Clarence Leon Wilson, Chicago, obstetrics; William Roderick

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