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October 21, 1933

Medical News

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1321-1324. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420041016

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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.)


Fifty Years for Slaying a Physician.  —Eugene J. Burns, convicted of second degree murder several months ago for the slaying of Dr. William H. Godwin, Thomas, was sentenced to fifty years in the state penitentiary, September 18, newspapers report. A motion for a new trial was denied. In his first trial Burns was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to twenty-five years' imprisonment. Dr. Godwin died in 1931 from gunshot wounds, received when he answered a call to a vacant house.

Promotions at Alabama University.  —Recent promotions on the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Medicine include the following, newspapers announced:

  • Emmett B. Carmichael, Ph.D., head of the department of physiologic chemistry, to full professor.

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