Graduate Courses in Pediatrics.—
The Alabama State Medical Association is sponsoring a series of graduate lectures in pediatrics, the first of which will be given some time this summer in cooperation with the Children's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor. The course will be patterned along the lines of courses in obstetrics which have been conducted in recent years by Dr. James R. McCord, Atlanta, in various states. Dr. T. Cook Smith, assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky., and Dr. John M. Saunders, instructor in pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn., will direct the course, with others assisting.
Plague Infected Ground Squirrel.—
A plague infected ground squirrel was shot on a ranch in Lassen County, near Adin, according to the director of the state department of public health, June 24.
Dr. Alfred C. Reed, director of the Pacific Institute