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Alumni Support Medical Education Movement.
—About 250 persons, mostly graduates of Alabama medical schools, attended a banquet at the Southern Club, Birmingham, April 18, and about fourteen of them made speeches on medical education in Alabama. The alumni approved the movement recently announced to establish a four-year medical course at the University of Alabama and pledged its support. Among the speakers were the newly appointed dean, Dr. Stuart Graves, Louisville, Ky.; George H. Denny, Ph.D., president of the university; Dr. Seale Harris; Dr. John D. S. Davis, past president, state medical association; Dr. Samuel W. Welch, state health officer; Dr. Clyde Brooks, the present dean of the medical school; Dr. John B. Deaver, Philadelphia, and Dr. John W.