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Dr. Walter A. Minsch, Athens, has resigned as health officer of Limestone County on account of illness.— Dr. William J. B. Owings, Vernon, has been appointed health officer of Escambia County, succeeding Dr. Edward F. Goldsmith Jr., Brewton, who resigned to engage in private practice in Pritchard.
Outbreak of Poliomyelitis.—
With five new cases of poliomyelitis, the total number of cases in Alabama was 199 with twelve deaths, the Chicago Tribune reported July 26. The outbreak had by the middle of July involved about ten counties in the northwestern corner of the state and had spread to three adjoining counties in Tennessee and Mississippi to a slight degree. According to the U. S. Public Health Service, the outbreak appears to be comparable to that which occurred in north central North Carolina last year in intensity, mildness of the individual cases, high proportion of rural cases and low age
Medical News. JAMA. 1936;107(5):359–363. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770310037018
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