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February 3, 1900

Medical News.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(5):305-308. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460050051022

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The county hospital at Colorado Springs, Colo., was destroyed by fire January 20. The loss is estimated at $8000.

The Health Board of Pine Bluff, Ark., has requested the mayor to issue a proclamation making vaccination compulsory on the part of all citizens.

At a meeting of the city council of Huntsville, Ala., an ordinance was passed requiring the vaccination of all children attending the public schools.

Dr. Yves Kerrien, superintendent of the insane asylum at Vanvres-Malakoff, with four attendants, is on trial in a Paris court, for cruelty to inmates. Dr. Socquet, sent to investigate, testified to finding many traces of violence on the bodies of the patients.

The German lay press has translated President Keen's editorial on the Gallinger bill, from The Journal of Dec. 23, 1899. The Kolnische Zeitung of January 11 publishes it in full, under the heading: "A Call to Arms Against Antivivisectionists," with a

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