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August 15, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;LI(7):610-613. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540070068011

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Abstract

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

Tuberculosis Camp.  —An open-air tuberculosis camp was opened by the American Red Cross Society on the grounds of the new Tuberculosis Hospital, August 8. The camp is well equipped and is in charge of the Visiting Nurses' Society. Postage on Medicine.—By a decision of the postmaster general, packages of medicine bearing written directions for taking are subject to the first-class rate of postage on the ground that written directions are not permissible additions to fourth-class mail matter under the law.

Health Report.  —The weekly health and mortality record for the week ended August 1 shows that there were 116 deaths, of which 61 were white and 55 colored. Of the 119 births, 77 were white and 42 colored. The number of cases of measles decreased from 103 to 56, and those of chicken-pox from 163 to 34. Typhoid fever shows an increase, there being 33 new cases

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