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JAMA. 1903;XLI(9):562-565. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490280032009.
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Cocain Addiction Increasing.  —Retail druggists say that the demand for cocain is increasing. One pharmacist, whose store is centrally located, is said to take in from $5 to $10 in 5 and 10 cent sales of cocain every night between 11 and 1 o'clock.

Personal.  —Dr. Joshua W. Hering has declined renomination as state comptroller, which he has held for two terms.—Dr. A. C. Poole is in Paris.—Dr. Smith Hollins McKim has moved to New York.—H. Barton Jacobs is at Trouville, France.

Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria Increasing.  —During the first seven months of this year there were 327 more cases of scarlet fever and 249 more cases of diphtheria than during the corresponding period of last year. The health department claims that this is due to too early release of sick children from quarantine.

Deaths of the Week.  —The deaths for the week ended August 22


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