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May 4, 1929

Medical News

JAMA. 1929;92(18):1526-1532. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700440034020

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State Medical Elections.  —At the annual meeting of the Alabama State Medical Association, Mobile, April 19, Dr. Louis E. Broughton, Andalusia, was elected president. Montgomery was selected for the place of the next annual meeting. The association went on record as advocating the establishment of a four-year medical school at the state university. Dr. Joseph D. Heacock, Birmingham, was reelected president of the state tuberculosis association for the fourth term.

Health at Birmingham.  —Telegraphic reports to the U. S. Department of Commerce from sixty-four cities with a total population of about 30 million, for the week ending April 20, indicate that the highest mortality rate (20.0) was for the city of Birmingham, and that the mortality rate for

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