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March 19, 1904

Medical News.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(12):776-781. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490570030014

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Will Establish Antitoxin Stations.  —Stations for the distribution of diphtheria antitoxin are to be established by the State Board of Health in Denver and Salida.

January Deaths.  —During January 915 deaths were reported in the state, an annual death rate of 18.65 per 1,000. Of these 34 were due to typhoid fever, 31 to diphtheria and 10 to scarlet fever.

Communicable Diseases.  —During January there were reported to the State Board of Health, 168 cases of diphtheria, 208 of scarlet fever, 87 of smallpox, and 525 of typhoid fever. Of the latter 444 occurred in Leadville.

Obstacles to the Enforcement of Law.  —John T. Bass, an osteopath of Denver, who was arrested at the instance of the State Board of Medical Examiners, charged with practicing medicine without a license, and who sued the board for $10,000 damages for malicious prosecution, was given a verdict and awarded $700 damages. The

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