DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Death from Spotted Fever. —
The death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever of Major Alexander Read Moir, chief of the Royal Air Force Transport Command group attached to the British Air Commission, occurred in Washington, May 16, according to the Washington Post. Major Moir, who died in Walter Reed General Hospital, was infected while removing ticks from his pet cocker spaniel in his home at Arlington, Va. He was said to be ill at home for several days before reporting to the hospital.
Dr. Pearson Named Editor of State Journal. —
Dr. Homer L. Pearson Jr., 416 Ingram Building, Miami 32, was appointed editor of the Journal of the Florida Medical Association at the annual meeting of the state medical association in St. Petersburg, April 14. He succeeds Dr. Shaler A. Richardson, Jacksonville. Stewart G. Thompson, D.P.H., Jacksonville, will continue as business