Edward Kupka Named to New Position.—
Dr. Edward Kupka, Los Angeles, recently chief of the bureau of tuberculosis of the California State Department of Public Health, has been elected medical director of the La Vina Sanatorium, La Vina, and the Hastings Foundation for Tuberculosis Research, Pasadena, to succeed Dr. Carl R. Howson, who resigned, effective January 1, to devote his full time to private practice. The foundation is currently erecting the Charles Cook Hastings Home, which will house its sanatorium and research functions on ground adjacent to the La Vina Sanatorium in the foothills north of Pasadena (The Journal, March 25, p. 937 and May 23, 1942, p. 356).
Auxiliary Holds Fair for Physicians' Aid.—
On December 8 the Woman's Auxiliary to the Los Angeles County Medical Association sponsored a fair in the ballroom of the Elks' Club, Los Angeles, for the benefit of the Los Angeles County Physicians'