County Health Department Discontinued.—
The Geneva County Health Department has been discontinued in accordance with a decision of the board of commissioners. Dr. Lucius S. Nichols was the county health officer.
Dr. James S. Hough, Livingston, health officer of Sumter County, has been made district medical superintendent in charge of eleven counties, effective December 1.— Dr. Henry T. Donovan, Marion, has been appointed health officer of Shelby County, succeeding Dr. John M. Kimmey, Columbiana.—L. V. Phelps, formerly statistician with the New York State Health Department, has been appointed in charge of the bureau of vital statistics of the Alabama State Health Department, succeeding Mr. W. T. Fales, who resigned after ten years' service to accept a similar position with the Baltimore Health Department. Mr. Phelps' appointment was effective December 1. He is a graduate of Boston University and pursued graduate studies in the School of Public Health of