Combating the Abuse of Alcohol
The senate has approved a law to combat alcoholism. Formerly one license for every 500 inhabitants could be granted; under the new law, only one for every thousand of population may be issued. The law provides also for the issuance of licenses to definite persons, abolishes the granting of temporary licenses, and limits the number of hours that licensed vending places may remain open.
Award of Prizes at the Academy of Lynxes
The Accademia dei Lincei has held its accustomed annual meeting for the award of prizes. Senator Scialoja spoke of the increasing number of scientific publications being issued under the auspices of the academy. The Santoro prize was bestowed on Professor Bignami for his researches in malaria, and the Maria Bianca prize was conferred on Professor Sanarelli, of the University of Rome, for his studies in infectious diseases.
Award of the Manson Medal