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May 15, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;122(3):187-189. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840200043016

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State Medical Election.—  Dr. Frederick W. Wilkerson, Montgomery, was elected president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama at its recent annual meeting. Other officers chosen include Drs. Benjamin W. McNease, Fayette, and William Hill McCaslan, Union Springs, vice presidents. Dr. Douglas L. Cannon, Montgomery, continues in office as secretary-treasurer, his term not expiring until 1945. The 1944 meeting of the association will be held in Montgomery, April 18-20.


Case of Spotted Fever in Siskiyou County.—  The first case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Siskiyou County was reported April 1. Newspapers stated that a woman residing in Horse Creek contracted the disease and was dismissed as improved from the Siskiyou County General Hospital, Yreka, after thirty-seven days.

New Hospital in Vallejo.—  Ground was broken on April 5 for the Vallejo Community Hospital, a 262 bed institution to be erected in one hundred and eighty days

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