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October 15, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;89(16):1339-1344. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690160047019

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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.)


Dr. Partlow Honored.  —An act of the last legislature provides that the Alabama Home for Defectives shall be known as "The Partlow State School for Mental Defectives," in honor of Dr. William D. Partlow, largely through whose efforts the home near Tuscaloosa was established. There are about 290 inmates who are taught trades and schooled as far as their mental faculties permit. The legislature also appropriated $100,000 for additional buildings in 1928. Dr. Partlow is superintendent of the institution, head of Bryce Hospital, and is an ex-president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.


Dr. Webster Appointed Dean of Women—Change of Name.  —Dr. Clara P. Seippel Webster, formerly of Chicago, has been appointed dean of

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