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—The state health department reported an increase in malaria from 11.4 per hundred thousand of population in 1928 to 16.6 in 1929, and in influenza from 72.3 in 1928 to 121.3 for 1929. Heart disease was the chief cause of death with a percentage of 136.3 per hundred thousand of population.
Dr. Holman Awarded Gross Prize.
—The Samuel D. Gross prize of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery has been awarded to Dr. Emile F. Holman, San Francisco, for his essay on "Abdominal Arteriovenous Communications." The Gross prize is an