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April 5, 1941

Medical News

JAMA. 1941;116(14):1587-1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140099015

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Society News.—  Dr. James S. McLester, Birmingham, among others, recently addressed the Northeastern Division of the state medical association in Huntsville on "Recent Advances in Nutrition." The Madison County Medical Society was host. —Dr. Lee F. Turlington, Birmingham, discussed methods of birth control before the Walker County Medical Society, February 14, in Jasper.

Superintendent of New Hospital. —  Dr. Walter Lawson Shackelford, West Palm Beach, Fla., has been appointed superintendent of the new Jefferson Hospital, Birmingham, effective March 10. Dr. Shackelford had been superintendent of the Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, since 1926. He had also served as assistant superintendent of Laurel (Miss.) Charity Hospital for two years. The Jefferson Hospital, which was recently completed at a cost of $2,250,000, has a capacity of 575 patients. Dr. Charles H. Young has been serving as temporary superintendent, pending a permanent appointment.

Changes in Health Officers.—  Dr. Ernest A. Cook,

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