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August 10, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;115(6):467-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320047017

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Seven Cases of Poliomyelitis.—  Seven cases of poliomyelitis were reported in Houston County, near Webb, July 17, according to newspaper accounts.

Changes in Health Officers.—  Dr. Otis F. Gay, Ashland, head of the health unit in Clay County, has been appointed to a similar position in Butler County, succeeding Dr. William M. Askew Jr., Greenville, who resigned to enter private practice. Dr. David B. Snelling, Butler, health officer of Choctaw County, has been appointed in charge of the unit in Greene County, with headquarters in Eutaw. Dr. W. D. Burkhalter, Montgomery, will be acting health officer in Choctaw County until a permanent appointment has been made. Dr. Rutherford O. Ingham, Montgomery, has been appointed health officer of Henry County, with headquarters in Abbeville.


Changes in Faculty.—  The University of California Medical School, San Francisco, announces that the title "dean emeritus" has been given to Dr. Langley Porter. Dr. Porter

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