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February 15, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(7):466-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480070032012

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CALIFORNIA.  Smallpox is reported at Arbuckle, where there are five cases and at Sierra City where two cases exist.

Mare Island Quarantined.  —The naval hospital at Mare Island is in quarantine, on account of smallpox.

Illegal Practice.  —Robert Macbeth, San Francisco, charged with practicing medicine without a certificate, was convicted January 30.—N. C. Heron, a patent medicine manufacturer who signed a death certificate, was arraigned at Los Angeles, fined $150 for practicing without a certificate and paid his fine.

Status of Local Health Boards.  —The Supreme Court has decided that the municipal board is a legally constituted body and has jurisdiction over the local health of the city and county, and it also intimates that the state board has other powers, partly independent and partly paramount to those of the local board.

Hospital for Indigent Consumptives.  —Plans are being prepared for the first of the series of one-story buildings at

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