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At the fifty-fourth annual meeting of the Alabama State Medical Association, held in Montgomery, April 19-20-21, the following officers were elected:

Dr. Dyer F. Tal ley, Birmingham, President ; Dr. James A. Howie, Elected Vice President, Dr. Harry Perry , Montgomery, Secretary.

Dr. F. Marion Inge, Mobile, has been appointed Chief Surgeon of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, to succeed his father, Dr. H. T. Inge, deceased.

Through combined efforts of the Morgan County Medical Society, Albany Chamber of Commerce. Central Labor Union of Alabama and Decatur, Womens' clubs, the health unit in Morgan County will be maintained.

The State Board of Health has purchased a two story building at 517 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery. When the work of renovating the building is concluded the state will have modern quarters for the health department.

The Sellers' Hospital, Tyler Hill, owned by Dr. Neil Sellers, was recently damaged by fire to the amount of between $60,000 and $70,000.

Dr. L. C. Stansbury. of Oneonta. is erecting a new doctor's and emergency hospital building at a cost of 15,000.

Under the direction of experte detailed from the Public Health Service, a detailed survey of all the activities of tbe health department and all health work in Birmingham  being made for the American Public Health Association.

The Belmont Hospital, Sheffield, has been transferred to Colbert County and the City of Sheffield and will be maintained jointly by the county and city.

Dr. W. E. McGrath, Sheffield, has been selected all-time Health Officer of Colbert County, succeeding Dr. W. D. Swingle.

Dr. Seale Harris, Birmingham, has been appointed head of the General William C. Gorgas Memorial Commission. The appointment was made by Dr. G. H. Denny, President of the University of Alabama.


Dr. Herschel Virgil Baskin. Coats Bend, aged 46, died April 8 from Bright's disease.

Dr. Harry T. Inge. Mobile, died early in May.

Dr. John Nelson Winston. Valley Head, aged 82, died February 26 from arteriosclerosis.

Dr. Reuben Henry Dugger, Gallion, died recently at Auburn after a short illness.

[Source: Southern Medical News; Submitted by Tina Easley]


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