Plague Infection in Prairie Dogs.—
According to Public Health Reports, plague infection has been proved in a pool of ninety-eight fleas collected from eighteen prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni zuniensis) shot September 27 seven miles south of St. Johns, Apache County.
Seventeenth Clinical Meeting.—
The Fort Smith Clinical Society held its seventeenth meeting in Fort Smith October 11 under the auspices of the clinical staffs of St. Edwards Mercy and Sparks Memorial hospitals. The speakers included:Dr. George V. Brindley, Temple, Texas, Treatment of Acute Perforated Appendicitis and Peptic Ulcer, Its Complications and Indications for Surgical Treatment.Dr. Sidney J. Wolfermann, The Advantages of Vitallium in Bone Fixation.Dr. William R. Brooksher, The Painful Shoulder.Dr. Paul M. Bassel, Temple, Thyroid Dysfunction.Dr. Charles T. Chamberlain, The Heart and Obesity.Dr. James H. Buckley, Differential Diagnosis of Acute Conjunctivitis, Iritis and Glaucoma.Dr. Arless A. Blair, Treatment of Underweight