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February 9, 1952


JAMA. 1952;148(6):479-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930060061019


Typhus Outbreak in Altadena.—  A localized outbreak of endemic typhus fever has occurred in Altadena in Los Angeles County, in an area where no previous cases had been reported, according to the California State Department of Public Health. On December 15 two cases had been confirmed by laboratory tests, and tests on another dozen suspected cases were being run at the state virus laboratory in Berkeley. The outbreak is believed to have been associated with the demolition of a rat-infested barn. A state mobile laboratory was dispatched to the area so that on-the-spot examination could be made of fleas on household pets and trapped rats.

Lectures on Legal Medicine.—  The schools of law and medicine on the Los Angeles campus of the University of California and university extension will cooperate with the Junior Bar of the State Bar Association of California to present lectures on orientation in legal medicine

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