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Dr. Mary Putnam, field physician of the Wisconsin State Board of Health, has been appointed pediatrician to the Delaware State Board of Health to direct the baby clinics carried on by the board in the state each month and to handle several crippled children's clinics. Dr. Putnam succeeds Dr. Marion S. S. Dressler, resigned.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Ground was broken December 18 for the new Georgetown University Hospital, which is expected to be completed in January 1946. The building will contain 400 beds and be constructed at a cost of $2,420,000. The Federal Works Agency has allotted $1,820,000 toward the cost.
New Health Council.—
The Washington Metropolitan Health Council was recently created under the sponsorship of the health division of the Council of Social Agencies. One of its first activities will be a comprehensive survey of health and hospital facilities in Washington. Admiral
Medical News. JAMA. 1945;127(3):173-176. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860030045015