Changes in Health Officers.—
Dr. John W. Dabbs, Geneva, has been appointed health officer of Geneva County, succeeding Dr. Walter J. Broad who has accepted a position in the division of venereal diseases, state department of health.
James L. Brakefield, Ph.D., head of the department of biology, Howard College, Birmingham, has been elected president of the Alabama Tuberculosis Association.— The Jefferson County Medical Society held a gridiron dinner January 6 in Birmingham; a feature of the evening was a history of the society with the introduction of the living past presidents.
A Special Flea Laboratory. —
A two story building is under construction at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, to be used for the study of the flea. The new laboratory will play a major part in new investigations into sources of bubonic plague among animals and other problems, according to the state