Dr. Butler Offers Lab to LSU Medical School
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Free of Charge— Dr. Butler Offers Lab To LSU Medical School The Caddo Parish Police Jury disclosed today that Dr. Willis P. Butler, retired Caddo Parish coroner, has offered to donate his privately operated forensic laboratory in the parish c o u r t h o u s e to the Shreveport branch of Louisiana State U n i v e r s i t y Medical School. A committee has been ap-pointed to discuss the transfer of the laboratory from the sixth floor of the courthouse to the medical school when room is provided. WARD 3 Police Juror Fran-cis P. Bickham said today that the committee which he heads plans on calling a meeting soon to discuss with Dr. Butler and Dr. Edgar Hull, dean of the Shreveport branch, the trans-fer of the laboratory. As chairman of the special committee, Bickham selected police jurors Lloyd Alexander and David R. Carroll as members. Dr. Butler told a group of police jurors several weeks ago of his plans to donate the laboratory because of his age. He was in the service of the parish for 55 years. THE LABORATORY equip-ment and chemicals used in the laboratory have been pur-chased by both Dr. Butler and the police jury over the years. The e q u i p m e n t 3nd Dr. Butler's skilll have been used since his retirement in investi-gation of cases in which medical evidence is required in legal matters. The services Dr. B u t l e r has given in investigation have been de-clared "almost indispensable" by the district attorney and the sheriff's department. Bickham said Dr. Hull has expressed an interest in having the laboratory transferred. DR. BUTLER has asked that an inventory of the equipment and chemicals, valued at "sev-eral thousand dollars" be made if the transfer should be c o m p l e t e d . The inventory would include property owned by Dr. Butler and that ac-quired by the police jury. The laboratory serves the city of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Barksdale Air Force Base, the courts in the Shreve-port area and out of state clients. The police jury includes about $8,000 a year in the budget for its services and the city of Shreveport about $2,400 a year. The fees charged other agencies were not available.
|Title||Dr. Butler Offers Lab to LSU Medical School|
Butler, Willis P.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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