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May 16, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(20):1615-1618. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530460039012

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State Society Meeting.  —At the thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Medical Society of the State of California held in San Diego, April 21-23, Dr. Wesley W. Beckett, Los Angeles, was elected president; Drs. Fred Baker, San Diego, and Edward G. McConnell, San Francisco, vice-presidents; and Dr. Philip Mills Jones, secretary-treasurer (reelected). The society took a most determined stand for pure food and improved sanitary conditions for municipalities and cities.

Communicable Diseases.  —There are 5 cases of smallpox in Sonora, all of mild type.—The Vallejo public schools and library have been closed on account of the prevalence of smallpox. At the pesthouse and detention camp there are now 17 cases.—Two cases of smallpox of mild type are reported in East San José.—The public schools of Lodi have been closed on account of the prevalence of scarlet fever.—Diphtheria is reported to be epidemic in the Southern California Hospital for the Insane,

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