DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
New Medical Building.
—Work has been begun on a new medical hall for the National University. It is to be constructed of brick and stone and will cost about $50,000. The plans provide for a dispensary, three lecture and clinic halls and the smaller recitation and study rooms needed for the medical and dental departments of the university.
Surgeon General Forwood Retires.
—Brigadier General William H. Forwood, surgeon general of the army, closed his active military career September 6 by operation of law on account of age. He was relieved of his duties at the head of the medical department of the army September 8 by Brigadier General Robert M. O'Reilly, who was appointed by the President several weeks ago.
Emergency Hospital Report.
—The annual report of this hospital shows that 12,446 patients were received, but only 68 deaths occurred. During the year there were treated in