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April 8, 1905

Medical News

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(14):1123-1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500410047016

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Facilities for State Health Board.  —The appropriations of the State Board of Health have been materially increased by the present general assembly. Funds for a state laboratory and a registrar of vital statistics have been granted.

Appropriations for Asylums.  —The legislature has appropriated $380,600 for the maintenance of the Illinois Western Hospital for the Insane, Watertown, for the next biennium. —The appropriation for the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane, Kankakee, was cut to $154,000.

Fire at State Hospital.  —A fire at the Illinois Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna, damaged the power-house to the extent of $5,000. No casualties occurred, but the patients, as a matter of precaution, were taken from their rooms and marshalled in halls in case it proved necessary to remove them from the building.

Legislative Status.  —Seven osteopathic bills have been introduced in the general assembly during the present session. One of these is

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