Receives Many Patients.
—The annual report of Cook County Hospital for the fiscal year 1908 shows that 28,142 patients were admitted to the hospital. At the beginning of the year there were 1,145 patients under treatment, and at the close of the year, 1,322. The daily average number of patients during the year was 1,274, and the average daily cost for each patient was 99 cents.
Cocain Law Upheld.
—The new cocain law was declared valid December 16, by the state Supreme Court in the first case referred to it since the act was passed by the legislature. The case at issue was a fine of $500 imposed on Frank and Paul Zito, druggists of Chicago, who were convicted in the lower court of having sold catarrh powder containing cocain. The Zitos contended that the powder was sold by a clerk, but the Supreme Court held the owners responsible.