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Branch Laboratories to Be Established.
—Branch state laboratories will be established in three cities by the state board of health. This was made possible by an appropriation from the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. Laboratories in Birmingham and Mobile will be opened immediately and another later in the Tennessee Valley. The laboratories, cooperating with the municipal laboratories, will engage in bacteriologic work and diagnosis and control of communicable diseases.
—Dr. William A. Borland, Hoonah, who has been taking a graduate course in New York, has returned to Alaska.—Dr. George S. Lesher, La Conner, Wash., has accepted a position with the U. S. Public Health Service at St. George Island.