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State Association Names Counsel.
—To complete the plans of the Arizona State Medical Association for medical defense in the state, Leroy Anderson, an attorney of Prescott, has been appointed official counsel for the organization.
Work of State Laboratory.
—In 1914-1915, the state laboratory examined 386 out of 461 collected samples of foods, drinks, flavoring extracts, condiments, water, etc. Of these, 268 were commercial samples of foods, etc., of which seventy-six, or 28.4 per cent., were found to be adulterated or misbranded, or both. Many of these goods were manufactured or prepared outside the state and dealers had legal guaranties on them, so that under the Arizona food laws prosecutions could not be instituted. Outside dealers were in all