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February 22, 1919

Medical News

JAMA. 1919;72(8):582-589. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610080048022

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Vaccination Urged.  —Dr. Judson D. Dowling, health officer of Birmingham and Jefferson County, issued a statement, January 28, urging persons who have not been vaccinated to secure vaccination immediately. A number of smallpox cases have recently been reported, and precautionary measures are necessary to avoid a repetition of the epidemic of last year.

Personal.  —Dr. Haickel A. Elkourie, Birmingham, has been commissioned major, M. C., U. S. Army, and assigned to duty with the First Alabama Battalion, U. S. National Guard.— Dr. Charles A. Mohr, formerly city health officer of Mobile, has been elected full-time health officer of Mobile County. Under the new system an assistant health officer is provided and departments of vital statistics, laboratory, communicable diseases,

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