DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Mr. Cummings Endows Research on Heart Disease.—
Homer S. Cummings, LL.D., formerly attorney general of the United States, has given $1,200 for five years to George Washington University, beginning in July, to establish a research clinic for the treatment of heart disease. The gift is to be known as the Cecilia Cummings Research Fund in honor of Mr. Cummings' wife who died from a heart disease in August 1939. It will be under the supervision of Dr. Paul F. Dickens, clinical professor of medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington.
A recent meeting of the North Idaho District Medical Society at Lewiston was addressed by Drs. Richard J. Bailey and William N. Myhre, Spokane, Wash., on "Recent Advances in Treatment of Common Skin Diseases"and "Treatment of Heart Disease" respectively.—The annual spring meeting of the Southwestern Idaho District Medical Society in Boise, April 17-18, was addressed by Drs. Howard C. Steams on endometriosis; Joyle Dahl, treatment of syphilis, and Morris L. Bridgeman, pediatrics. Clinics on pediatrics,