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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest; such AS RELATE TO SOCIETY ACTIVITIES, new HOSPITALS, EDUCATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, ETC.)
—San Mateo County Medical Society, at San Mateo, February 7: president, Dr. F. Holmes Smith, San Bruno, and secretary, Dr. Frank S. Gregory, Redwood City.
California Law Upheld.
—The United States Supreme Court January 21, decided that the California medical practice act licensing and governing healers of the sick is constitutional. The validity of the law had been attacked by a chiropractor on account of the alleged discrimination in favor of Christian Scientists.
—Dr. Wilfred H. Kellogg, Berkeley, was elected secretary and executive officer of the state board of health at its meeting, held at Sacramento, February 2. He succeeds Dr. Wilbur A. Sawyer, Sacramento, resigned to enter military service. Dr. Frank L. Kelly, Berkeley,
Medical News. JAMA. 1918;70(9):635–640. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600090055022