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—Dr. Joseph P. Sheppard, Little Rock, will succeed Dr. William P. Illing as superintendent of the Pulaski County Hospital on October 31, when Dr. Illing's resignation will become effective.—Dr. George H. Martindale, Hope, is reported to have shot and killed Sam Thomas at Patmos, August 14.—Dr. George S. Brown has been elected president, Dr. George D. Dickerson, secretary, and Dr. Joseph S. Westerfield a member of the Conway Board of Health.
Banquet to Red Cross Director.
—A banquet was given at the St. Francis Hotel, July 31, in honor of Dr. Edward T. Devine, director of the American Red Cross, and after the banquet a silver loving-cup was presented to him by the citizens of San Francisco.
—The mortality for June was at an annual death rate of 15.5 per 1,000. Tuberculosis was the chief cause of death, followed by diseases of the circulatory and nervous
Medical News. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(8):598-605. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520080050015