—The permit for the erection of the first building of the Samuel Merritt Hospital, Oakland, has been issued, and work on the building, which is to cost $50,000 will soon begin.
Compilation of Health Laws.
—The State Board of Health has issued a 28-page pamphlet which contains a compilation of all the health laws of the state, including the laws governing the registration of vital statistics.
—The San Francisco Society of Surgeons of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat tendered a banquet July 17 to Dr. Hirschberg of Berlin, and to Dr. A. E. Bulson, Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind., secretary of the Section on Ophthalmology.
—Dr. Curtis C. Falk, Eureka, has been appointed a member of the medical board of the naval militia of California.—Dr. H. Gordon Bayless, Los Angeles, sailed for Europe July 8.—Dr. Fred C. Gerlach has been elected president and Dr.