(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)
—Speakers before the San Francisco County Medical Society, October 11, were Drs. Emmet Rixford, who discussed a survey of the medical aspects of venereal diseases in San Francisco, and Emile F. Holman, "Partial Pancreatectomy in Chronic Spontaneous Hypoglycemia."—Dr. Abraham Lincoln Desser was among the speakers before the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, October 11; his subject was "Conservative Treatment of Pelvic Inflammation."—The Los Angeles Surgical Society was addressed, October 14, by Drs. Carl W. Rand and Ernest E. Kessler on "Spasmodic Torticollis" and "Osteomyelitis at the Costochondral Junction," respectively.
The Herzstein Lectures.
—Philip Anderson Shaffer, Ph.D., professor of biological chemistry and head of the department, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, will deliver the