Appoint Director of Medical Service.—
Dr. William H. Horton, medical director for the Connecticut State Public Welfare Department, has been appointed full time medical director for Connecticut Medical Service, succeeding Dr. Creighton Barker, New Haven, the society's executive secretary, who has been acting medical director since it started operation last February. Rapid growth of the service has increased the administrative duties so that a full time medical director is required. As of September 1 the plan in seven months of operation has insured 154,000 persons, representing 72,000 subscriber contracts and about 1,400 business and industrial concerns. Dr. Horton is a native of Fall River and is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine.
Ten Year Decline in Typhoid.—
While modern sanitary practice has all but eliminated typhoid from the major communicable disease problems, the residuum is still too high to permit a complacent attitude. This residuum, the