Commission to Name Health Director.
—The Oakland Civil Service Board has decided to throw open the eligibility list for candidates for head of the department of health of the city to practitioners all over the United States, and the following committee has been named to act with the civil service board to make the selections: Dr. W. F. Snow, Sacramento, secretary of the State Board of Health; Prof. Charles Gillman Hyde, head of the Board of Sanitary Engineering in the University of California; Dr. George W. Shaw, director of the State Hygienic Laboratory, and Drs. E. N. Ewer and H. G. Thomas, Oakland.
Medical Board Upheld.
—Judge Sturtevant, in a decision made October 29, held that issuance of permits to medical specialists to practice their so-called specialties in California, without regular licenses to practice, is contrary to the constitution. The question was raised by a mandamus petition made by