Dr. James M. Shannon, Oakland, has returned from Europe.Dr. Millard G. Hinkle, Stockton, has moved to Seattle, Wash.Dr. Samuel H. Buteau, Oakland, has returned from a five-months trip to Europe and Asia.Dr. J. Underwood Hall, Jr., president of the San Jose Board of Health, has been granted leave of absence for a year to study municipal hygiene in Europe.The health report of San Jose for August shows that no contagious diseases were reported during the month. There were 27 births and 17 deaths reported—a death-rate of 8.16 per thousand. Consumption caused 4 deaths and heart disease 3.The health officer of Oakland. Dr. James H. Todd, in his annual report recommends, and the board of health has under serious consideration, the adoption of rules whereby consumption shall be placed on the list of contagious diseases and local quarantine established against it.
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