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March 15, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;82(11):895-901. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650370063023

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Funds for Health Work.  —Last year the Alabama state health department received $6,875 from the U. S. Public Health Service for rural sanitation. The budget bureau this year recommended $74,300 as the appropriation, but the appropriation committee of the house cut the item to $50,000. Representatives Hill and Stegall called attention to the importance of this work, and succeeded in having the $74,300 recommended by the budget bureau restored.—The board of commissioners of Marshall County have appropriated $5,000 to establish a county health unit and have elected Dr. Robert Williams, Limestone County, as all-time county health officer. This makes a total of twenty-three of the counties of the state having active public health organizations. Three more units will

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