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November 25, 1899

Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(22):1374. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450740062026

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The report of the health officer for the week ended November 11 shows the total number of deaths to have been 117, 69 white and 48 colored. There were 82 cases of diphtheria, 70 of scarlet fever and 5 of smallpox under treatment at the close of the week.

Dr. Arthur M. McNamee has been appointed resident physician at the Georgetown University Hospital, to succeed Dr. Daniel McCarthy, who resigned to accept the position of resident physician to the Providence Hospital.

At the recent meeting of the directors of the Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital, the following report was received from the staff, for the month: new cases, 980; number of visits, 1531; number in wards, 78; deaths, 9; autopsies, 5; prescriptions compounded, 2938; ambulance calls, 87.

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