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—Dr. J. B. Haralson is reported to be ill at his home in Fort Payne.—Dr. Alston Maxwell has been elected health officer of Birmingham, vice Dr. George Rau, Tuscaloosa, resigned.
New Dispensary for Anniston.
—A free medical dispensary was opened at Anniston early this month by the Salvation Army and to this service Drs. J. W. Landham, Anniston, and Baxter Rittenberry, Hartsells, have agreed to give their services free.
Marion Sims Centennial.
—The centennial of the birth of Dr. J. Marion Sims, January 25, was celebrated by the Montgomery County Medical Society with a banquet at the Gay-Teague Hotel, Montgomery, at which Dr. Thomas M. Owen, director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, spoke on the life and work of Sims in Alabama and especially of his achievements in Montgomery where he did the first work which later brought him such renown; and Dr. R. S.
Medical News. JAMA. 1913;60(8):603–609. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340080043013
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