—At a meeting of the State Board of Health September 19, a notice to the public was drafted calling attention to the important part played by rats in the dissemination of certain infectious diseases, and urging all citizens to aid in their extermination.
—Dr. James T. Watkins, formerly health officer of San Francisco, has been appointed city physician.—The annual meeting of the King's Daughters' Home, Oakland, was held September 13. Drs. Alexander S. Kelly and John R. Fearn were elected members of the advisory board and Dr. Kelly was elected physician.—Dr. Chester W. Bryant, Redding, was thrown from his buggy in the mountains, forty-five miles from his home, September 16, and suffered a fracture of the leg.—Dr. William K. Sanborn, Oakland, has been appointed a member of the board of health to succeed Dr. Thomas A. Williams, resigned, and Dr. Edward R. Sill has been elected