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October 4, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(14):846-850. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480400040011

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Plague in San Francisco.  —Ten cases, all fatal, were reported during August, according to the report of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. Two of these were of the pneumonic variety.

Pacific Hospital Opened.  —The Pacific Hospital, Los Angeles, was opened to the public, September 9. It is elaborately equipped and has 75 private rooms for patients, and is exclusively for surgical cases.

August Deaths.  —The deaths in San Francisco during August numbered 597, equivalent to an annual death rate of 19.87 per 1000. In August, 1901, there were 478 deaths, a death rate of 15.92 per 1000 per annum, Tuberculosis caused 76 deaths, diseases of brain 43, diseases of heart 65, cancer 34, digestive diseases 28, pneumonia 26, and Bright's disease 21.

Jewish Hospital Opened.  —The Kaspare Cohn Hospital, Los Angeles, was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies, September 21. Kaspare Cohn presented the hospital to the Hebrews of Los

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