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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.)
—Dr. Judson D. Dowling, Birmingham, has been elected health officer of Jefferson County, succeeding Dr. F. E. Harrington, resigned to reenter the United States service.—Dr. Burdett L. Arms, chief bacteriologist of the Alabama State Board of Health, Montgomery, has been appointed director of the bacteriologic Laboratories of the Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville, succeeding Dr. Edward G. Birge, M. R. C., U. S. Army.—Dr. George A. Mershon, Fairhope, has been appointed assistant surgeon of the Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa.—Dr. Hawkins D. Westmoreland, Huntsville, has been appointed local surgeon for the Southern Railroad, succeeding Dr. Felix E. Baldridge, deceased.—Major Middleton H. Hagood, Brewton, is convalescent after a surgical operation.
Typhoid in Modesto.
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Medical News. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(10):835–840. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590370071030