(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 State Officers.
—The Medical Association of the State of Alabama at its annual meeting, April 17, elected the following officers: president, Dr. James S. McLester, Birmingham; vice presidents, Drs. Henry S. Ward, Birmingham, and Walter S. Britt, Eufaula; secretary, Dr. Henry G. Perry, Montgomery (reelected), and treasurer, Dr. Jacob U. Ray, Woodstock. Features of the session were the unfurling of a service flag containing 600 stars, and a memorial service in honor of those physicians of the state who gave their lives in the service of their country.
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Undue Prevalence of Smallpox.
—Health authorities, as well as the populace, are disturbed by the unusual amount of smallpox in Washington during the past few months.