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Dr. William J. Donald, Athens, for several years health officer of Limestone County, has been appointed in charge of the health unit of Covington County, with headquarters in Andalusia.—Mr. W. Thurber Fales, Montgomery, for ten years director of the bureau of vital statistics of the state department of health, has resigned to accept a similar position with the Baltimore health department.
Protest Publicity on Dengue Fever. —
The Etowah County Medical Society has adopted a resolution protesting against the publicity given to the prevalence of dengue fever in the county. Declaring that this publicity might prove harmful, especially since no case had been reported in twenty-five years, the society called on the state health department to give, through the press, the full facts regarding the prevalence of the disease. Newspapers pointed out that the county had been selected with others in the state as a site for the
Medical News. JAMA. 1934;103(14):1073-1077. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400041020