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October 28, 1899

Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(18):1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450700058025

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HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT.  The report of the health officer for the week ended October 14 shows the total number of deaths to have been 139, 74 white and 65 colored. At the close of the week there were 69 cases of diphtheria and 75 of scarlet fever under treatment. There were 74 births and 32 marriages during the week.

CENTRAL DISPENSARY AND EMERGENCY HOSPITAL.  At the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital, recently held, the report of the attending staff for the past month was presented and showed the total number of cases treated as follows: emergency, 638; dispensary, 2588; ward, 55; deaths, 8; prescriptions, 3210; ambulance calls, 82.

EPISCOPAL EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL.  At the recent meeting of the trustees of this institution, the attending staff reported that during the past nine months, 1111 patients have been treated, 528 white and 537 colored; 112 patients

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