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JAMA. 1950;142(17):1371-1375. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910350041018.
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Hospital News.—  Construction was undertaken in March on the new Druid City Hospital at Tuscaloosa, a 200 bed institution to be completed at an estimated cost of $3,000,000. A modern hospital for general acute diseases and a nurses' home are included in the project.

Portrait Unveiled.—  The portrait of Dr. James M. Mason, professor of surgery at the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham, was unveiled February 5 at Jefferson-Hillman Hospital, where he is surgeon in chief emeritus. Dr. Mason, a graduate of Tulane University of Louisiana School of Medicine, New Orleans, in 1899, has completed 50 years of service in the medical profession.


Personal.—  Dr. C. Glenn Curtis of Brea, who since last May has been in Quito, Equador, as chief of a field party directing sanitation problems, returned March 9 to resume practice. He also directed medical assistance when a series of earthquakes occurred in central Equador


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