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July 7, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(10):980-986. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970100046015


Memorial to Dr. Ayers.—  The new science hall at Jacksonville State College was recently dedicated in memory of Dr. Thomas Wilburn Ayers, who died in 1954. Dr. Ayers, with a brother-in-law, the late Dr. John C. LeGrande, founded the Alabama Medical Journal and was its first editor.

Personal.—  Dr. James R. Dixon, Birmingham, has been named the first recipient of the Smolian Fellowship in Psychiatry, recently established by the Smolian Foundation, a private charitable organization created by the Joseph Smolian family of Birmingham. The fellowship, which is available to a graduate of an accredited medical school who is interested in the study and practice of psychiatry, carries an annual stipend of $4,500. Dr. Dixon is the son of Dr. Robert E. Dixon, who has practiced medicine in Alberta for more than 40 years.——Dr. Paul O. Gilliland, recently retired army medical officer, has been appointed public health officer of Houston

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