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May 20, 1905

Medical News

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(20):1621-1627. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500470049017

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Thousands for Hospitals.  —The hospital bazaar held at Aurora will net at least $6,000 for the institutions which are to be beneficiaries.

Feud.  —Dr. Wesselius Davis, Wapella, who had had trouble with Truman Mason for a long time, was shot in the back by Mason and seriously wounded, May 11. Mason thereon shot himself through the heart.


Deaths of the Week.  —For the week ended May 13, the mortality was at the annual rate of 11.79 per 1,000. There were 450 deaths, of which 62 each were due to consumption and pneumonia; 49 to heart diseases; 42 to Bright's disease, and 36 to violence.

Smallpox.  —During the week ended May 13, 33 smallpox patients were removed to the Isolation Hospital, and one death occurred. On May 16 there were 85 patients at the hospital. Of the new patients not one had been revaccinated, and 20 had never been

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