THE PUBLIC SERVICE

1894 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
Hare in his place, has raised quite a storm of criticism, and Dr. Hare has written a letter to the Board, declining to ac¬ cept the position under the circumstances. It appears that while Dr. Daland was making some investigations into the blood changes in malarial fever, he withheld quinin for a time from the treatment and gave tincture of nux vomica as a placebo. The Board not being especially interested in the life history of the plasmodium malarix, concluded that the patients were neglected
more » ... nts were neglected or not properly treated. It is evi¬ dent that there are two sides to the question, although the medical men and medical journals are strong in their sup¬ port of Dr. Daland, who probably will be reinstated at the next meeting of the Board. The Weather has been almost as mild as June during the week preceding Christmas. The city, generally, is healthy in spite of the presence of some sporadic cases of smallpox and diphtheria. It is surprising that with regard to small¬ pox, not a single case has originated in the slum districts and the few reported cases are promptly removed to the Municipal Hospital and the premises disinfected and quar¬ antined. By using the same precautions in cases of diph¬ theria, the decrease has been kept within bounds and the slight epidemic is decreasing. The general report among physicians is that the city is distressingly healthy; occa¬ sionally, however, a case occurs which shows that influenza has not yet entirely loosened its grip upon the community.
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