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February 13, 1904

Medical News.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(7):472-476. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490520062015

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Will Enforce Law.  —Twelve physicians have been appointed by Dr. Charles Whelan, Jr., city physician of Birmingham, to carry out the law, which provides that all persons shall be vaccinated who can not show signs of successful vaccination during the last seven years. —Dr. Claude L. Murphee, Gadsden, has been elected health officer of Etowah County.—Dr. George A. Ketchum has been re-elected chairman, and Dr. Vivian P. Gaines, secretary, of the board of censors, of the Mobile Board of Health. —Dr. Ulysses G. Mason has resigned as assistant city physician of Birmingham.


Smallpox.  —All public gatherings at Sheffield have been prohibited in Sheffield, which has at present 15 cases.—Florence has quarantined against Sheffield.—Altoona has 4 cases.— Jefferson County Medical Society, on account of the prevalence of smallpox in the county, urges compulsory vaccination.— Cordova is rumored to have about 250 cases.—Several cases have developed in Tuscumbia, and compulsory

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