Dr. Emerson Ward Blakney, Reform, pleaded guilty in the U. S. District Court at Birmingham to a violation of the federal narcotic law. On May 12, 1955, sentence was suspended, and he was placed on probation for three years.
Dr. Louis L. Friedman, Birmingham, has been appointed coordinator of the poliomyelitis vaccine program for the state of Alabama.—Dr. Wyatt Heflin, Birmingham, recently celebrated his 95th birthday. Among the gifts received by Dr. Heflin was a large bouquet from the alumni of Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, of which he is the oldest living alumnus.—Dr. Charles Alston Thigpen, Montgomery, recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
Meetings on Mental Health.—
The Lee County Mental Health Association has issued a brochure outlining its purposes, activities, and schedule of open meetings for the year. Dr. Frank A. Kay, Birmingham, will discuss "Mental Illness in the Community" in Thach Hall Auditorium at