Dr. Ceasar G. Cahen, for twenty-seven years chief surgeon of the French Hospital, Los Angeles, was presented with a diploma November 4 designating him chief consulting surgeon of the hospital for life.—Dr. Ruggles A. Cushman, Cloverdale, has been granted a retired membership in the California Medical Association.
Dr. Joel J. Pressman showed a motion picture study of the larynx before the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at a meeting December 18; Drs. Isaac H. Jones and William T. Grant discussed "The Elsberg Precision Measurements of the Sense of Smell."— Among others, Dr. Ernest M. Hall spoke before the Los Angeles Heart Association December 13 on "Etiology of Calcified Nodular Aortic Stenosis."
Dr. Putnam Lectures on Epilepsy.—
Dr. Tracy J. Putnam, director of services of neurology and neurosurgery, the Neurological Institute of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, delivered the second annual lecture to