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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Banquet to Dr. Fletcher.
—Dr. Robert Fletcher, associate librarian of the Army Medical Library, was entertained at a banquet by the local profession January 11, and presented with a handsome loving-cup as a testimony of his valuable services in this library during the past 30 years. Dr. William W. Keen, Philadelphia, made the presentation speech.
Health of the District.
—The report of the health officer for the week ended January 6 shows the total number of deaths to have been 135—white 71, colored 64; births, 118—white 73, colored 45. The following cases of contagious diseases were under treatment at the close of the week: Diphtheria, 30; scarlet fever, 36; typhoid fever, 62, and smallpox, 21.
Therapeutic Society Meeting.
—At the annual meeting of the Therapeutic Society of the District of Columbia, January 13, Dr. D. Olin Leech read his annual address as retiring president. The election of
Medical News. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(3):200–204. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510300034012
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