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April 12, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;82(15):1203-1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650410045021

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)

ALABAMA 

Physicians' Civic League.  —Ninety-two physicians of Birmingham and Jefferson County organized the Physicians' Civic League of Jefferson County at a meeting in the old Birmingham Medical College building, March 14. Dr. Watson S. Rankin, health officer of North Carolina, gave the principal address. Other speakers were Dr. Samuel W. Welch, Montgomery, state health officer of Alabama, and Dr. Dyer F. Talley, Birmingham, president of the league. The purpose of the league is "the enlightenment of the public in matters pertaining to health preservation and health legislation; ascertaining candidates' views on the maintenance of an efficient and adequate health department, and consolidation of power and influence to discourage unworthy candidates and promote those candidates who have the public welfare

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