(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.)
—Dr. William H. Chase, Cordova, who has been a member of the Alaska Game Commission since it was created by Congress in 1925, became chairman of the commission, January 1.
Influenza in Alaska.
—Following requests for aid, the U. S. coast guard cutter Unalga left Juneau, proceeding along the coast to villages in which influenza was prevalent. When the ship reached Hoonah, Dec. 19, 1928, Dr. Lazelle B. Sturdevant, U. S. Public Health Service, health officer of the ship, and Charles W. Hawkesworth of the U. S. Bureau of Education, took charge of distributing medical supplies. Seventy-four of the seventy-five white persons in this village and 350 of the 380 Indians were ill with influenza. After leaving