Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 11 August 1921
Conisborough’s Medical Officer of Health.
The question of a Medical Officer of Health for the new Conisborough Urban District still remains unsettled.
At one of their earlier meetings the Council, in spite of a recommendation from the Ministry of Health that Dr. A. B. Dunne, Medical Officer of Health for the Doncaster Rural District, should be appointed, decided in favour of Dr. J. Macarthur, a local man, being offered the post.
Last night, at their monthly meeting, the Council received from the Ministry of Health a letter, stating “that the Council were not acting in the best interests of the district” in this matter, and suggesting that they should reconsider the appointment.
Mr. J. Brocklesby moved that the Council appoint Dr. Dunne, as suggested, and Mr. S. C. Urch seconded. Mr. W. W. Norwood moved an amendment that the Council adhere to their original resolution, that in favour of Dr. Macarthur. The amendment was carried by seven votes to three, the Clerk being instructed to reply to the Ministry “in suitable terms.”