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December 9, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(24):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450760059021

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A meeting of the Medical Woman's Club was held Tuesday, December 5.

More than 300 physicians have applied to the Civil Service Commission for examination for medical inspectors of schools.

The managers of the Alexian Brothers' Hospital have decided to establish a training school for lay nurses. The course of instruction will be similar to that which has been given for a number of years to the members of the order.

MORTALITY STATISTICS.  During the past week there has been a steady decline of mortality from all acute diseases and especially the communicable. Only deaths from chronic diseases show an increase, and the excess—45—over the week previous is due to these and to deaths from violence. According to the weekly bulletin, the temperature of November was a record breaker. The mean was 45 degrees, the highest in thirty years and seven degrees higher than the November average. Only 1.14 inches