(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.)
—A symposium on syphilis constituted the program of the Alameda County Medical Society, June 20; the speakers were Drs. Harry J. Templeton, Gertrude Moore, Charles B. Fowler, Oakland, Clifford W. Mack, Livermore, and Archie A. Alexander, Oakland.
Quarantine on Mussels.
—Persons who go to beaches along the northern California coast are warned not to eat mussels because of the danger of contracting mussel poisoning, states a recent bulletin of the state department of health. The department prohibits the sale or offering for sale of mussels gathered within the coast area from Monterey County to the Klamath River in Del Norte County during the period May 16-September 30. Examinations of mussels are made at stated intervals throughout