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July 15, 1899

Medical News.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(3):171-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450550055020

The U. S. transport McClellan recently arrived at quarantine, New York City, from Santiago, with two well-developed cases of yellow fever on board.

Arrangements are being made in Hamburg, Germany, for an institute for the study of tropical diseases.

Scurvy is prevalent in the famine-stricken Volga region in Russia. Over fifty-five thousand cases have been reported.

At the recent commencement of Harvard Universary the honorary degree of A.M. was conferred on Dr. W. T. Councilman, formerly connected witih the Medical School of the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. A. C. Croftan, Pasadena, Cal., leaves in a few days for Europe. He proposes to go direct to Vienna, to do special work on diseases of the chest, under Nothnagel. He will be gone about four months.

Dr. Webster Fox, Philadelphia, is in Europe. While away he will attend the meeting of the British Medical Association, and also the International Ophthalmological Society at