—Dr. Newell K. Foster, Sacramento, who recently resigned as secretary of the State Board of Health, was presented by the office force of the board with a cut-glass salad bowl, June 29.—Dr. Ernest B. Hoag, Pasadena, has been appointed director of physical instruction and hygiene in the schools of Berkeley.
News About Hospitals.
—The Scandinavian-American Hospital Association, San Francisco, recently organized with Dr. Gustave E. Anderson, president; Dr. Daniel Maclean, vice-president, and Drs. Edward W. Thomas and Paul C. Alexander on the directorate, has made such progress that a hospital building will soon be erected. At present four of the local hospitals are caring for the Scandinavian sick and injured.-The cornerstone of the new Peninsula Hospital, Palo Alto, was laid June 6, with impressive ceremonies. The chief address was made by the Rev. D. Charles Gardner.—The tuberculosis camp at Alta is almost ready to receive patients. Dr. W.