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November 22, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1328-1333. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480470038013

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CALIFORNIA. 

Riverside Hospital Opens.  —The new Riverside City Hospital was opened for the reception of patients, October 27.

Hospital for State University.  —The University of California is considering the advisability of erecting a $400,000 hospital in San Francisco, to be under the complete control of the medical school.

Addition to County Hospital.  —The county supervisors have decided to expend $350,000 in the erection of six new buildings for the Los Angeles County Hospital. These will include an administration building, a power house, a kitchen building, and a contagious ward and two medical buildings.

Vital Statistics of San Francisco.  —In October 606 deaths occurred, equivalent to an annual death rate of 20.19 per 1000. In October, 1901, there were 566 deaths, or an annual rate of 18.86. The principal causes of death were tuberculosis 73, cancer 37, diphtheria 23, heart disease 70, Bright's disease 28, accident 32, homicide 3, and suicide

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