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February 13, 1932

Medical News

JAMA. 1932;98(7):559-564. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730330041017

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Bureau of Sanitary Engineering.  —At a special meeting of the board of health of San Francisco, Dec. 14, 1931, a resolution was unanimously adopted requesting the appointment of Charles Gilman Hyde, professor of sanitary engineering of the University of California, as consulting sanitary engineer to the director of public health of San Francisco. This appointment resulted in the formation of a bureau of sanitary engineering. Under a new charter, effective January 8, the title of Dr. Jacob C. Geiger, city health officer, became director of public health.

Two Deaths from Trichinosis.  —Two persons died from trichinosis in San Francisco recently, after having eaten under-cooked sausage which was received as a gift from a friend in Marin County. The