Crusade Against Illegal Practitioners.
—On December 6 the State Board of Medical Examiners swore out warrants against 18 illegal practitioners.
—Dr. Frank D. Walsh, for four years in charge of the hospital of the Hobart Lumber Company, has located in Santa Rosa.—Dr. William C. Hassler has been appointed chief sanitary inspector of San Francisco, to succeed Dr. William P. Chalmers.
Reports of Communicable Diseases.
—The city council of Oakland has passed amendments to its ordinance requiring reports of certain diseases, as follows: "Every physician in the City of Oakland shall immediately report to the Health Office, in writing, every patient he shall have sick of typhus or ship fever, yellow fever, Asiatic cholera, smallpox, bubonic plague, diphtheria, scarlet fever or scarlatina, chicken-pox, typhoid fever, malarial fever, or pulmonary tuberculosis accompanied by expectoration; and report to the Health Office every death from any of the said diseases immediately after