—Dr. B. W. Guyton has been accepted by the board of missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as a candidate for hospital work in China.-Dr. James Smith, Huntsville, who has been on duty as surgeon of the United Fruit Company, Colon, is home on sick leave.-Drs. Edwin P. Solomon and William H. Wilder, Birmingham, have been appointed division surgeons of the Southern Railway, vice Dr. Benjamin G. Copeland, deceased.-Dr. Robert Nelson, health officer of Birmingham, has resigned. Dr. Nelson was the guest of honor at a farewell banquet given by the members of the Health Department, March 16. —The residence of Dr. Wyatt Heftin, Birmingham, was burned recently, with a loss of $15,000.
Against Contract Practice.
—The Sonoma County Medical Society, at its meeting March 12, passed a resolution' that no physician should sign a contract with any insurance company to attend persons injured under the workingmen's compensation act.