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Health Department Activities.—
A full time health department has been organized in Choctaw County with Dr. Herbert A. McClure, Double Springs, as health officer. Dr. McClure has been health officer in Winston County and has been succeeded in this post by Dr. Thomas T. Box, Double Springs. Choctaw is the fifty-ninth county in the state to establish a local health unit, leaving only eight unorganized counties, newspapers reported. Dr. Albert S. Dix, Mobile, has been named health officer of Jackson County, succeeding Dr. George E. Newton, formerly of Scottsboro, who was appointed to a similar position in Lauderdale County. Dr. George E. Maddison, Moncton, N. B., has been appointed health officer of Monroe County, following the resignation of Dr. Martle F. Parker, Boaz, to begin the private practice of medicine. Dr. Elihu F. Sloan, Shannon, has been appointed in Shelby County, succeeding Dr. Hugh C. Nickson, formerly of Columbiana,
Medical News. JAMA. 1937;109(11):880–883. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370046019
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