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September 5, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;LI(10):851-856. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540100051010

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Beriberi in Alviso.  —Beriberi is reported present on ranches in Alviso, Santa Clara County, where 41 cases are said to exist.

Smallpox in Orphanage.  —The Good Templars Orphans' Home, near Vallejo, has been quarantined on account of the appearance of 5 cases of smallpox.

Medicine Vendors Licensed.  —The city council of Santa Cruz has passed an ordinance providing for a license of $50 a day for medicine vendors accompanied by shows.

Prohibits Sample Distribution.  —Sacramento has passed an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of samples of drugs and medicine unless they are actually handed to adults.

Faculty Members Resign.  —Ten members of the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, San Francisco, have resigned. This is said to be the culmination of internal dissension which has continued in the college since 1906.

Physicians Injured.  —Dr. Alden M. Gardner, Belmont, sustained a dislocation of the right shoulder and contusions

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