(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.)
New Medical Society.
—A meeting of the physicians of Bessemer was held in the circuit court rooms, February 14, for the purpose of organizing a medical society.
Marine Hospital to Be Enlarged.
—The United States Marine Hospital at Mobile is to be enlarged at an expense of $100,000. Quarters are to be erected for the personnel of the official staff, and the present quarters are to be converted into wards for patients. This will double the capacity of the hospital, which will then be able to accommodate 100 patients.
—Dr. Henry B. Wilkinson, Montgomery, began his duties as county health officer of Montgomery County, March 1, succeeding Dr. Carney G. Laslie. Dr. Wilkinson has also been selected