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JAMA. 1940;115(26):2290-2293. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810520052018.
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Personal.—  Dr. Edward F. Ellis, Fayetteville, has given his medical library of more than 1,000 volumes to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock.—Dr. John L. Ruff, formerly of St. Paul, has been appointed medical director for Crawford, Franklin and Logan counties, succeeding Dr. Albert S. J. Clarke, Ozark, who plans to enter the school of public health at Harvard University, it is reported.—Dr. James M. Lemons, Pine Bluff, has given his medical library to the Jefferson County Medical Society.


Outbreak of Influenza.—  A report has been received concerning the recent epidemic of influenza in San Francisco. According to Dr. Jacob C. Geiger, city health officer, the disease appeared in mild form. The incubation period ranged from three to five days and was even as short as twenty-four hours. It is estimated that 10 per cent of the population in the city was affected.

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