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December 25, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1127-1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840520043016

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New Director of Industrial Hygiene.—  Dr. George A. Shipman, Atlanta, industrial hygiene physician, Georgia Department of Public Health, has been appointed director of the bureau of industrial hygiene of the Alabama Department of Public Health. Dr. Edwin H. Place, Montgomery, director of the Alabama unit, will take over the activities of Dr. Shipman in the Georgia department.

Physician Sentenced on Murder Charge.—  Dr. James Howard Blue, Bessemer, was found guilty by a jury of murder in the second degree and sentenced to fifty years' imprisonment, newspapers reported November 17. Attorneys for the defense announced that motion for a new trial would be filed. At the physician's first trial last September a mistrial was declared. Dr. Blue was charged with the shooting of his wife, May 23.

Changes in Health Officers.—  Dr. Lowell L. Stokes, Okmulgee, Okla., U. S. Public Health Service, has been named in charge of the Lauderdale

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