(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.)
Department Heads Appointed.
—Dr. Carl Sneed Williamson, formerly of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., has been appointed head of the department of surgery at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Little Rock, and Dr. Oliver C. Melson, formerly of the Mayo Clinic, has been appointed head of the department of medicine.
—Dr. Edward C. Mitchell, Memphis, Tenn., addressed the Mississippi County Medical Society, Blytheville, July 12, on "Diagnosis and Treatment of Diarrheas in Children," and Dr. John J. Shea, Memphis, Tenn., on "Urologic Problems of Interest to the General Practitioner."-Dr. Joseph S. Westerfield addressed the Faulkner County Medical Society, July 21, Conway, on "Pellagra."—The Union County physicians were hosts to the Tri-County Medical Society (Columbia,