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November 24, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(13):1244-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970300044018


Hospital News.—  Construction has started on a $500,000 addition to the department of diagnostic radiology at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles. The expanded facilities will enable the hospital to increase its x-ray service. A conveyor system from the x-ray rooms to the darkrooms for development and to the doctors' rooms for viewing and consultation will expedite the service.

Fatal Case of Plague Reported.—  According to the state department of public health, California's first known case of bubonic plague in man since 1947 resulted in the death June 25 of a 43year-old retired Navy chief petty officer, nine days after his apparent exposure to infected fleas while he was on an outing in Lockwood Valley and Sespe Gorge areas of Ventura County. An investigation by local and state health departments disclosed a number of mummified squirrels and rabbits in the area where the man had walked from his car

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