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June 23, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(8):741-744. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080071022


Outbreak of Gastroenteritis.—  The California state department of health reports that, at a week-end outing for 63 boy scouts and adults at a winter resort in Tuolumne County, 46 of the group suffered an attack of gastroenteritis. Investigation revealed that the local water company was pumping raw creek water into its distribution system because its usual source of supply, a well, could not meet peak demands. Inspection of the watershed disclosed one definite septic tank discharge into the creek and three septic tank systems that have in the past overflowed into the creek.

Dr. Pottenger Honored.—  Dr. Francis M. Pottenger recently was given a surprise at a dinner meeting at the Los Angeles County Medical Association headquarters, where he addressed 100 physicians on "One Hundred Years in the Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis." The 86-year-old physician, who has practiced 60 years in Los Angeles County, was presented with a

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