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JAMA. 1940;114(19):1937-1942. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810190099016.
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New Superintendent of Health.—  Dr. Frederick P. Perkins, Phoenix, has been appointed secretary and state superintendent of public health of Arizona to succeed Dr. Coit I. Hughes, who is retiring. Dr. Perkins graduated at Louisville (Ky.) Medical College in 1906.


Personal.—  Dr. James F. Percy, professor of clinical surgery (neoplasms), College of Medical Evangelists, Los Angeles, was guest of honor at a banquet, April 27, given by the French Hospital, where he has been attending surgeon since 1925.—Dr. Alvin E. Cerf, San Francisco, has been appointed a member of the board of medical examiners for the term expiring Jan. 15, 1944, succeeding Dr. Frederick W. Didier, Wheatland.

Syphilis Survey.—  Grants have been made by the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation and the California State Department of Health to support an epidemiologic and statistical study of syphilis in the San Joaquin local health district unit under the


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