A Definition of Epilepsy.—
At a meeting October 7 the California State Board of Public Health defined "epilepsy" as follows: Any condition which brings about momentary lapses of consciousness, and which may become chronic, shall be considered reportable under the term "epilepsy." This action was taken in view of recent legislation making epilepsy a reportable disease. Physicians are now required to report cases to the local health officers, who will in turn report to the state department of health.
A symposium on physical therapeutic methods was presented before the San Francisco County Medical Society November 14 by Drs. Tilman Howard Plank, Harry Glenn Bell, William C. Deamer, Alice Potter, William H. Northway and Frances Baker. All are of San Francisco.— The medical and surgical aspects of hypertension were discussed before the Alameda County Medical Association, Oakland, November 20 by Drs. Archibald A. Alexander, Hugh Gordon MacLean and