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April 17, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;121(16):1296-1298. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840160046015

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Acting Health Officer of Los Angeles County. —  Dr. Hubert O. Swartout, director of the bureau of preventable disease in the Los Angeles County Health Department, has been appointed acting health officer of the county. Dr. Wilton L. Halverson, Sacramento, director of the department, was recently appointed in charge of the state department of health.

The George Dock Lecture.—  The annual George Dock Lecture of the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine was delivered by Dr. George Blumer, David P. Smith clinical professor of medicine emeritus, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, April 2, at the Los Angeles County Medical Association. His subject was "Remarks on the Life and Accomplishments of William Heberden the Younger." The lecture marked the eighty-third birthday of Dr. Dock.

Lillien Jane Martin Dies.—  Lillien Jane Martin, Ph.D., emeritus professor of psychology at Stanford University, died at her home in San Francisco, March

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