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February 13, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;121(7):530-533. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840070058020

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Dr. Halverson Named State Health Officer.—  The governor has appointed Dr. Wilton L. Halverson, health officer of Los Angeles County, as state health officer to succeed Dr. Bertram P. Brown, Sacramento. Dr. Halverson, who has held the Los Angeles position for more than a year, formerly served as health officer of Pasadena for seven years. Born in Litchfield, Minn., Dr. Halverson graduated at the College of Medical Evangelists, Loma Linda, in 1929.

Woman Named Director of State Institutions.—  Mrs. Dora Shaw Heffner, Los Angeles, has been named state director of institutions to succeed Dr. Fred O. Butler, medical director and superintendent of the Sonoma State Home, Eldridge, who has been acting director since the resignation of the late Dr. Aaron I. Rosanoff, newspapers report. In announcing the appointment, Governor Warren is reported to have said that Mrs. Heffner has "long been identified with institutional probationary and human relations activities

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