A joint meeting of the southwestern and northwestern divisions of the state medical association was recently addressed in Tuscaloosa, among others, by Drs. Gerald H. Teasley, Athens, on "Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen in Rural Obstetrics"; Kellie N. Joseph, Birmingham, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Effusions"; William M. Bland, Tuscaloosa, "Preoperative Diagnosis of Gallbladder Disease Made Possible Through Laboratory Analysis in Conjunction with Fluoroscopic Examination of the Gallbladder and Duodenum"; Benjamin T. Beasley, Atlanta, Ga., "Surgical Management of Damaged Genital Supports in the Female," and William G. Harrison Jr., Birmingham, "Therapy of Heart Disease." The luncheon meeting was addressed by Richard C. Foster, D.C.L., president of the University of Alabama, and Drs. Stuart Graves, University, William D. Partlow, Tuscaloosa, and Seale Harris, Birmingham.
The Fifth Councilor District Medical Society met at El Dorado January 11. The speakers included Drs. Richard B. DeLee and Harold G. F. Edwards, both of Shreveport, La., on "Bronchial Asthma" and "Carcinoma" respectively.