Dr. Claude F. Dixon, Rochester, Minn., was made an honorary member of the Los Angeles Surgical Society, February 8, at which time he discussed "Anterior Resection for Carcinoma of the Lower Sigmoid."
On January 31 the Los Angeles County Medical Association held a dinner commemorating its seventy-fifth anniversary. As a feature of the occasion the bulletin of the society, January 31, was devoted to a complete review of the society's history, beginning with the meeting in 1871 of seven physicians in the office of Drs. John S. Griffin and Joseph P. Widney to organize the society. The preliminary meeting had been held on January 25. Dr. Widney is credited with being the founder of the School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, of which he was first dean. The Diamond Jubilee issue of the bulletin contains interesting illustrations and discussions of the