(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.)
—Col. George A. Skinner, U. S. Army Medical Corps, was guest of honor at the annual banquet of the Garland County-Hot Springs Medical Society, April 5. Colonel Skinner's address concerned reminiscences of his thirty years' service in the army. Col. Robert W. Patterson, commanding officer of the army and navy hospital at Hot Springs, spoke on the part the physician plays in the national defense program.
State Medical Election.
—At the fifty-fourth annual meeting of the Arkansas Medical Society, Drs. Thad Cothern, Jonesboro, was made president; Edward E. Barlow, Dermott, was made president-elect; George B. Fletcher, Hot Springs National Park, Benjamin H. Hawkins, Mena, and Joseph G. Gladden, Western Grove, vice presidents; Dr. Royal J. Calcote,