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April 21, 1917

Medical News

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(16):1192-1198. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040180017

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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.)


Protest Against License Fee.  —At a meeting of the Birmingham Commission, March 27, more than twenty-five physicians appeared to protest against the license schedule, which taxes each physician a minimum of $15 on a practice of $2,000. The commission suggested the appointment of a committee of three to frame an equitable schedule.

Personal.  —The resignation of Capt. William T. Weissinger, Uniontown, M. C., Ala. N. G., was accepted, March 9.—Dr. William W. Dinsmore, Montgomery, assistant state health officer, has been appointed state prison inspector to succeed Dr. William H. Oates, term expired.—Dr. H. J. Lowrey has been appointed assistant health officer of Birmingham.


Measles Epidemic.  —Measles is reported to be more prevalent in California than in any

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