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April 12, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(15):547-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410150029007

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HOME.  Prof. George H. Rohé has been appointed to the honorable and responsible position of Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. He will bring to the accomplishment of his work experience, culture, and rare executive power. The city is to be congratulated for this selection.

Precautions against Fire in Hospitals.  — The disastrous conflagration which befell the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, has had this compensation that it has stimulated the authorities of some of the older hospitals to an inspection of their fire-escape provisions. A systematic fire-drill has been put in practice in the case of some of them, and other precautions have been devised to prevent a loss of life in the emergency of a fire. The construction of not a few of these institutions has been faulty from their inception, from an apparent ignoring of the possibility of such an accident.

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