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Dr. Swartout Appointed Health Officer of Los Angeles County.—
On June 17 Dr. Hubert O. Swartout was appointed health officer of Los Angeles County. Dr. Swartout has been acting health officer since the appointment of Dr. Wilton L. Halverson as state health officer (The Journal, February 13, p. 530).
Herbert Evans Honored.—
Dr. Herbert M. Evans, Morris Hertzstein professor of biology and director of the Institute of Experimental Biology, University of California Medical School, San Francisco, was guest at a dinner on June 4 given by members of the medical and other faculties of the university to mark his sixtieth birthday, which will be observed in September. The celebration was held at the Bohemian Club, San Francisco, under
Medical News. JAMA. 1943;122(12):820–822. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840290040015
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