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December 16, 1916

Medical News

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(25):1856-1862. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590250058025

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; such as relate TO SOCIETY ACTIVITIES, NEW hospitals, EDUCATION, PUBLIC health, ETC.)


State Board Election.  —The annual meeting of the state board of health was held in Little Rock, November 18. Dr. Joseph T. Clegg, Siloam Springs, was elected president; Dr. Burrell A. Fletcher, McClelland, vice president, and Dr. Charles W. Garrison, secretary and state health officer.

Hospital News.  —At the meeting of the staff of the Michael Meagher Memorial Hospital, Texarkana, November 2, Dr. Jean A. Lightfoot was elected president of the staff; Dr. Robert L. Grant, vice president; Dr. Benjamin F. Dixon, secretary, and Sister Raphael, treasurer and superintendent of the hospital.


Prevention of Venereal Diseases.  —The Commissioners of the District have asked Congress to provide an appropriation whereby the Health Department can make free

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