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—Dr. Lloyd Noland, Birmingham, superintendent of the department of health of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, sailed from New York for Europe, July 8. Dr. Noland will do medical research work and study in the war hospitals of France.—Dr. William T. Cocke has been appointed health officer of Demopolis, succeeding Dr. Thomas C. Savage, M. R. C., U. S. Army, who has been ordered to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
—Since June 1, between 500 and 600 cases of typhoid have been officially recorded in the Birmingham district, and with the unreported cases, of which undoubtedly many exist, the number of cases in the district will be near 700. In the city alone 350