(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.)
—According to the report of Dr. William C. Hassler, health officer of San Francisco, out of an appropriation of $50,000 for combating influenza in the city, $35,293 was spent for that purpose. The secretary of the state board of health, Dr. W. F. Kellogg, late in February sent out circular letters to local health boards in an endeavor to determine whether there was a third wave of epidemic influenza throughout the state. The indications were that there were only local rises in the number of cases in widely scattered communities.
Venereal Clinic Opens.
—A venereal clinic was opend at the old City Hospital, Miami, January 24, by the state board of health and the United States