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July 2, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(9):753-760. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960090047009


Hospital Improvement Project.—  Members of the Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce recently devoted their time and talents to help beautify the charity ward of Decatur General Hospital. The members painted each room and hall of the ward and laid new flooring. Early last fall the auxiliary painted the furniture in each room and purchased new shades.

University News.—  The Alabama Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, announces the promotion of Dr. Thomas O. Paul to professor of ophthalmology and chairman of the department.—Dr. Elmer L. Caveny, who retired after 25 years' service in the Naval Medical Corps, has been appointed professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry. Dr. Caveny has been head of the psychiatry and neurology branch of the Navy Department.—Dr. Thomas Fite Paine Jr., formerly associate professor of bacteriology and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, has been appointed professor of

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