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February 8, 1947

Medical News

JAMA. 1947;133(6):412-416. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880060054016

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State Health Director Resigns.—  Dr. Burton F. Austin, after twenty-six years of public health work in Alabama and serving as head of the state health department since 1942, has resigned to take up new duties as southeastern regional medical director for the American Red Cross with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Austin is a graduate of the University of Atlanta School of Medicine, University, 1917. He will be succeeded by Dr. Daniel G. Gill, Montgomery County health officer.

Grants to University.—  The Medical College of Alabama at Birmingham has received a gift of $3,000 from Henry P. Johnston and the Birmingham News-Age-Herald, to be used for a study of deafness.—A gift of $2,500 from Judge Luther B. Liles, Anniston, to the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham, for research work in blood diseases was announced last month by Dr. Roy R. Kracke, dean of the medical college. It is to be

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