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December 8, 1900

Medical News.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1486-1492. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460490044012

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ALABAMA.  Dr. Thomas W. Ayres, Anniston, has accepted a hospital appointment from the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and has been assigned to Hwang Hien. North China.Bills have been introduced into the State Senate and House of Representatives asking an appropriation of $25,000 to relieve the insane hospital at Tuscaloosa from its present overcrowded condition. At present 1500 patients are crowded into a space intended for 1000, and halls and reception-rooms have to be used for patients.St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham, which has just been completed at a cost of $200,000, opened for the reception of patients on Thanksgiving Day. The hospital has a capacity of 200.A bill forbidding the reckless and indiscriminate sale of deadly drugs, and especially directed against cocain, will be introduced in the legislature at the instance of the physicians of Birmingham.

CONNECTICUT.  Dr. William W. Horton, New Haven, who was

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