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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Surgeon to President.
—Dr. George A. Lung, surgeon, U. S. Navy, has been chosen by the Navy Department to succeed Surgeon-General Rixey as medical attendant to the President.
Sanitary and Food Inspector.
—The commissioners have appointed Dr. Hulbert Young sanitary and food inspector in the health department at $1200 a year, vice J. D. Miller, resigned. In making the recommendation for the appointment of Dr. Young, Dr. Woodward, the health officer, recommended that the United States Civil Service Commission be requested to hold an examination of applicants for appointment as sanitary and food inspector, charged with the enforcement of the milk and pure food laws.
Typhoid in Washington.
—The typhoid epidemic is attaining alarming proportions in Washington. There were 256 cases in the city. August 20. The local health authorities are satisfied the poison germs are not found in the public water supply. Washington draws its water
Medical News.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(9):497–501. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480350035011
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