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April 11, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(15):996-999. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490150048011

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Smallpox.  —Smallpox is said to be raging among the Digger Indians of Long Valley and threatens to exterminate the tribe. —A case of smallpox has been discovered at the Napa State Hospital.

Retired After Long Service.  —Dr. Charles A. Ruggles, Stockton, who has served for fifteen years as a member of the State Board of Health, and for four years as its president, was retired from the board recently by order of the governor.

German Hospital for Los Angeles.  —The "Deutscher Hospital Verein" has recently been organized in Los Angeles, with Dr. Joseph Kurtz, president. The object of the organization is to build a new hospital in the city, using as nucleus $20,000 bequeathed for this purpose by Mrs. Werner, who died last year in Germany.

Split in Hospital Staff.  —Four of the original incorporators of the Clara Barton Hospital, which was founded two years ago in San Francisco,

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