(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)
Home for Incurables Opened.
—A new home for incurables at the corner of Geary and Wood streets, San Francisco, was formally opened April 26. The building will accommodate thirty-six patients.
Vaccination Foes Defeated.
—The senate, May 5, refused passage of the Gelder bill, which releases schoolchildren and students from compulsory vaccination. The bill was defeated by a vote of 23 to 12.
—On May 1 the new San Francisco City and County Hospital group of buildings on Protrero Avenue, erected at a cost of $2,000,000, was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies. The president of the board of works formally delivered the completed buildings to the mayor, who accepted the group in the name of the citizens of