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October 10, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;LI(15):1240-1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540150044009

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Personal.  —Dr. Guy G. Dowdall, Clinton, and Dr. and Mrs. J. Earle Meloy, Lincoln, have returned from Europe.—Dr. and Mrs. Albert M. Earel, Hoopeston, sailed from Quebec for Liverpool, October 2.—Dr. William D. Humphrey has succeeded Dr. John W. Huston, resigned, as city physician and president of the board of health of Virginia.

Communicable Diseases.  —The epidemic of diphtheria at Medora is reported to be abating.—Because of the prevalence of diphtheria, the public schools of Benld have been ordered closed.—Springfield reports seven cases of diphtheria and six cases of scarlet fever.—Hinckley, with a population of 500, reports 61 eases of scarlet fever and diphtheria, and two of the patients are said to be physicians who are members of the board of health of the village.—Smallpox is reported at Pawnee. The

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