Courses in Venereal Disease Control.—
With social security funds, the state department of health is financing a refresher course at the U. S. Public Health Service Venereal Disease Clinic at Hot Springs, Ark. Physicians are selected by their respective county medical societies; only one physician is chosen from each county. The period of study is one month and the stipend is $200 for married men and $150 for single men, plus transportation. One course began September 1.
Dr. Thomas M. Towns, formerly of Clarence, has been appointed health officer of Blount County, succeeding Dr. Samuel D. Sturkie, Oneonta, who accepted a similar position in Calhoun County.—Dr. William D. Burkhalter, formerly of Rockford, has resigned as health officer of Coosa County to become assistant director of the division of venereal disease control of the bureau of preventable diseases, state department of health. He will be succeeded by Dr. William