DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
—Dr. J. Ford Thompson, who recently underwent a serious operation in London, has returned to his home in Washington greatly improved in health.—As the result of a competititve examination, Dr. William R. Dear has been made a member of the resident staff of the Emergency Hospital. Dr. Glenn Jones has resigned his position on the staff and will enter private practice in Washington.—Dr. James C. McGuire suffered a dislocation of the elbow and several fingers, and severe scalp wounds while attempting to board a car, December 24.
Field Crematories for Excreta.
—A new form of incinerator for the disposal of excreta of troops in the field, invented by James S. McCall, Huntingdon, Tenn., has been given a thorough trial in the Army under service conditions during the past year, and has been approved by the medical department of the Army. The feces are received directly into