At the annual joint meeting and picnic of the Benton-Washington Counties Medical Society at Bentonville July 13 the speakers were Drs. Joy K. Donaldson, Little Rock, on "Improved Management of Appendicitis"; Merlin J. Kilbury, Little Rock, "Laboratory Findings in Appendicitis"; Felix A. Hughes Jr., Prescott, "Diverticula of the Gastrointestinal Tract," and Albert S. Buchanan, Prescott, an analysis of the Wagner Bill.
New Director of Venereal Disease Control.—
Dr. Donald W. Dykstra, Morrilton, has been appointed in charge of the new syphilis control division of the state department of health, newspapers announced recently. He will assist Dr. Arthur M. Washburn, Little Rock, director of the division of communicable disease control. Another member of the new division will be Dr. Arthur B. Price, U. S. Public Health Service, who has been assigned to the state department for a year of field training. The division will undertake a survey of syphilis to determine the prevalence and results of treatment and is expected to launch a mobile venereal disease unit soon.