New Bureau of Hospital Inspections.—
Dr. Julius B. Askew, on assignment to the California Department of Public Health by the U. S. Public Health Service, has been appointed chief of a new bureau of hospital inspections.
Dr. Donovan O. Kraabel, formerly medical director at the Santa Rosa army air base, has been appointed medical director of the Sonoma County Hospital.—Dr. Allen E. Stamler has been appointed health officer of Corcoran in Kings County, succeeding Dr. Ernest C. Foster.—Dr. Rudolph B. Toller, Benedict, has been appointed superintendent of the Stockton State Hospital, succeeding Dr. Margaret H. Smyth, and Dr. Melvin J. Rowe superintendent of the Norwalk State Hospital, succeeding Dr. Edwin Wayte. The changes will take effect March 1, after which both Dr. Smyth and Dr. Wayte will be retired.
Changes in State Health Department Staff.—
Dr. Malcolm H. Merrill, San Francisco, has been appointed deputy director of