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December 20, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1601-1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480510041012

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Cats Carry Contagion.  —The board of health of Rockford, believing that cats are largely responsible for the spread of communicable diseases, has issued an order that in all cases where cats have their habitation in homes where scarlet fever, diphtheria or other kindred diseases are present, they must be killed.

Personal.  —Dr. Max F. Clausius, formerly of Barrington, late acting assistant surgeon, U. S. Army, has returned from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., located in Palatine, and taken the practice of the late Dr. Maximilian Muffat.—Dr. Charles R. Parke, Bloomington, the dean of the medical fraternity of the city, who is about to move to Louisville, Ky., is to be tendered a banquet by the McLean County Medical Society.

Physician-Superintendent Desirable.  —At the last meeting of the Chicago Medical Society, a resolution introduced by Dr. Isaac A. Abt was unanimously adopted to the effect that the society believed it to be

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