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July 6, 1918

Medical News

JAMA. 1918;71(1):51-56. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600270053016

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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.)


Personal.  —Dr. William C. Vandiver, Mena, is reported to be critically ill with nephritis.—The office of Dr. Roscoe T. Gephart, Cotton Plant, was destroyed, May 9, by afire, which did $75,000 worth of damage to the town.

State Society Meeting.  —At the forty-second annual session of the Arkansas State Medical Society, held at Jonesboro, May 7 to 9, Little Rock was decided on as the place of meeting for 1919, and the following officers were elected: president, Dr. Edward F. Ellis, Fayetteville; vice presidents, Dr. C. N. Phillips, Mena; Henry H. Righter, Helena, and Reuben Y. Phillips, Malvern; secretary, Dr. Clinton P. Meriwether, Little Rock (reelected), and treasurer, Dr. William R. Bathurst, Little Rock.

Public Health Meeting.  —The

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