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an- an of from | Puerto these De- that arms Dr. Hastings To Head Medical Policy Group ST. PAUL M) -- Dr. Donald Hastings, head of the division of psychology and neurology at the University of Minnesota, today elected chairman of the five-member State Medical Policy Commit- Communist and Central six late Guatemala's tee. The committee was created by the 1953 Legislature when it abolished the post of state mental health commissioner and provided instead for a medical director. The medical policy committee was set up to advise the public welfare commissioner, Jarle Leirfallom, on patient care, personnel training, treatment and other operations in the mental hospital program. Dr. Ralph Rossen, the state's . and on ? y menta ! health corn- for officials as missioner, is now in Mt. Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, recovering from a heart attack suffered a week ago. He had resigned the commissionership to devote full time as superintendent of the Hastings State Hospital. ..._ v Dr. Hastings was chairman of the Governor's Advisory Commit- tee on Mental Health which signed en masse in September, 1953, after claims by some members that the mental health program had "bogged down." Gov. Anderson shortly after announcement of _ the committee's resigna- pistols all wildcat j tion, said he was retaining the committee on a "stand by" basis until the Medical Policy Committee was named. Besides Hastings, other members include Dr. J. L. Bollman, Mayo Clinic, Rochester; Dr. F. J. Hirschboeck, Duluth; Dr. L. R. Critchfield, St. Paul; and Dr. A. B. Baker, director of the neurology division, University of Minnesota Dr. Dale Cameron, new medi cal director for the public welfare department, and Leirfallom me with the committee. The committee considered re ports of contemplated projects by several state hospitals. The Fergus Falls State Hospital requested $15,096 at

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  1. The Winona Republican-Herald,
  2. 18 May 1954, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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