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Scarlet Fever Epidemic.
—An epidemic of scarlet fever is reported to be raging in Martinez; 33 cases have been reported, with one death.
Fire in College.
—The four-story frame building occupied by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, San Francisco, was damaged by fire January 18, to the extent of $40,000.
—Santa Barbara County Medical Society, at its January meeting, elected the following officers: President, Dr. William B. Cunnane; vice-president, Dr. David A. Conrad; secretary, Dr. William T. Barry, and treasurer, Dr. Charles S. Stoddard, all of Santa Barbara.
Prohibits Distribution of Medicine Samples.
—The Selma health board is reported to have, recommended the passage of an amendment to the present health ordinance making it illegal to give away or to distribute samples of these remedies. The step is said to be taken not so much in the interest of the adult population, but as a matter
Medical News. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(7):517–524. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510340043017
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