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October 20, 1917

Medical News

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(16):1367-1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590430061019

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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.)


Bill Compromised.  —For work done in connection with the threatened epidemic of spinal meningitis in the naval training camp at Balboa Park, San Diego, the city health authorities rendered a bill for $1,500 against the United States government. The bill occasioned considerable discussion by the members of the health board and the naval authorities. It was finally compromised by the government paying the city $650.

Personal.  —Dr. T. Brailsford Robertson, professor of biochemistry and pharmacology in the University of California, has donated to the university his patent rights in the product "Tethelin," isolated from the anterior lobe of the pituitary body and believed to control growth of cells, and to be capable of accelerating repair in slowly healing

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