Medical Director Hudson, U. S. N.
—The death of Medical Director Adrian Hudson, M.D., U. S. N., has been announced to the department at Washington as having occurred February 7th at Mare Island Hospital, California, at the age of 53 years. He was sick only five days, his attack beginning as influenza and eventuating in pneumonia of an intractable type.
The American Physique.
—Dr. J. B. Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Service, is quoted by the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal as deprecating the slight attention paid in this country to a proper development of the physique. In an address before the Georgetown Medical College on "Ancient and Modern Physical Culture," he illustrated his subject by an estimate that not one-third of our population of the military age would be able to pass the physical examination of the recruit.
Academy of Medicine, New York.
—Dr. Francis Delafield, recently elected