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January 27, 1917

Medical News

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(4):293-299. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270010293017

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


New State Health Officer.  —Dr. William H. Sanders, Montgomery, who has served the state for nearly twenty-one years as state health officer, retired, January 9, on account of ill health. Dr. Samuel W. Welch, Talladega, has been appointed health officer.—Dr. William W. Dinsmore, Montgomery, will become state prison inspector, about April 17, succeeding Dr. William H. Oates, Montgomery.


New Buildings at County Hospital.  —Bids have been received by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the construction at the County Hospital of seven additional units: five tuberculosis wards, each averaging 44 by 150 feet, a dining hall and a maternity building.

Proposes Merger of Health Board.  —A bill is to be introduced in the legislature by

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