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December 9, 1899

New York City.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(24):1501-1502. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450760057018

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A few days ago a young man died at St. Luke's Hospital from blood poisoning, said to have been produced by scratching a pimple on his face with his finger nail. He was only ill about a week.

SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR INVESTIGATION.  As a result of the investigation into affairs at the Sailors Snug Harbor (see Journal, November 25, p. 1372), the trustees adopted, by a vote of five to one, a report fully vindicating the commander, Daniel Delehanty. They found that the charge had been trumped up by subordinates who had come into conflict with the commander in matters of discipline; moreover, they branded as maliciously false the charges made against him, and commended him for his discretion as well as his energy in conducting the affairs of the harbor.

NEW YORK LYING-IN HOSPITAL.  The report of the Hospital says that 3268 persons have received medical attendance, 412 of

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