To the Editor:
—A new medical club has recently been organized at this place. Its membership will be limited to a specified number. It begins with a charter membership of seven, as follows: Drs. J. P. Stoddard, J. M. Cook, O. C. Williams, C. P. Donelson, J. VanderLaan, G. S. Williams, and F. W. Garber. Dr. VanderLaan has been made president, and Dr. Garber secretary and treasurer. Meetings will be held bi-monthly. The first regular meeting will be held Tuesday, January 22.Twenty-eight cases of diphtheria have been reported to the Health Officer since December 1, 1888. These, together with the cases not reported, would make about forty cases within that time. With but one or two exceptions, the disease has manifest itself in a very mild form. Three deaths only have been reported.Muskegon, Mich., January 14.