(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)
School Taken Over as Hospital.
—Naval Officers at Mare Island arranged, January 13, to take over St. Vincent's Catholic School, Vallejo, and operate a hospital for influenza patients in these buildings.
Board of Health Resigns.
—The board of health of Fresno resigned, January 3, following the failure of the city council to pass an ordinance providing for the complete closing of all places of amusement, churches and saloons as a measure to check the spread of influenza.
Work Against Tuberculosis.
—The attitude of the public toward tuberculosis has changed materially since 1914, when an appropriation of $150,000 for the construction of sanatoriums failed to pass legislature. At present counties have provided special hospitals at the cost of $1,646,000