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44 DR. ULLMANN ON THE PREVENTIVE INOCULATIONS IN HYDROPHOBIA. Dr. Ullmann, assistant of Professor Albert, has carried out Pasteur’s treatment at the surgical clinics for some twelve months, during which time 118 persons have been treated. Of these, three persons died from hydrophobia; the others remained healthy. Dr. Ullmann is also carrying out experi- mental researches on animals, and at the last meeting of the Vienna Society of Physicians a preliminary note was read by him containing the following conclusions: (1) According to his experiments thus far, the animals do not succumb from rabies in consequence of preventive inoculations; (2) certain animals can be rendered refractory against rabies by pre- ventive inoculations; (3) the statistics of preventive inocu- lations made by him in human beings are also favourable to the value of Pasteur’s method. THE PHOSPHATE OF LIME TREATMENT IN LOCAL TUBERCULOSIS. Dr. Kolischer was at first of the opinion that it might be possible to produce calcification in tuberculous tissues by local application of strong solutions of lime. Strong solu- tions of calcic chloride, ot carbonate of lime in water con- taining carbonic acid, and of neutral phosphate of lime in common salt solution, were used without result, till Herr Ernst Freund, who had some time ago discovered the presence of cellulose in tuberculosis, proposed to use primary phosphate of lime or calcium monophosphite, which is prepared by dissolving phosphate of lime in water, by slowly adding phosphoric acid. The following prescrip- tions are used:- 1. For injections (containing 1 per mille phosphoric acid) : R. Calc. phosphor. neutr., 5.0 grammes; aq. destill., 50-0. Deinde sensim adde: acid. phosp. dil., 0’6; aq. dest. quant. suf. ad 100’0. 2. For impregnating the gauze (containing 1 per cent. phosphoric acid) :—R. Calc. phosphor. neutr., 50’0; aq. destill., 500’0. Deinde sensim adde : acid. phos- phor. q. s. ut fiat solutio perfecta, filtra. Adde : acid. phos- phor. dil., 60-0 (120-0); aq. destill. q. s. ad 1000-0. In torpid cases a stronger solution for impregnating the gauze is used, containing 120’0 grammes acid. phosphorici (instead of 60’0)..As I am informed by Herr Freund, he recommended this solution as a result of chemical analysis of the blood of tuberculous persons, carried out by himself in Professor Ludwig’s laboratory. It seems that phosphoric acid is the real active principle of this solution. Vienna, June llth. THE SERVICES. Surgeon-General T. W. Fox, M.B., has assumed the duties of Principal Medical Officer at Aldershot in succession to Surgeon-General J. Hendley, C.B., who is about to be placed on the retired list. Deputy Surgeon-General R. A. Chapple has joined at Mhow from Bombay for duty. WAR OFFICE.-Army Medical Staff : Deputy Surgeon- General Thomas William Fox, M.B., to be Surgeon-General, vice A. H. Fraser, retired (dated May 18th, 1887). ADMIRALTY.—In accordance with the provisions of Her Majesty’s Order in Council of April 1st, 1881, Staff Surgeon John Wood has been placed on the retired list of his rank (dated June llth, 1887). INFANTRY MILITIA.—5th Battalion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers: Surgeon-Major P. Enright, M.D., resigns his com- mission : also is permitted to retain his rank, and to wear the prescribed uniform on his retirement (dated June 25th, 1887). ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS.—1st Newcastle-on-Tyne: M. J. Wakefield, M.B., to be Acting Surgeon (dated June 25th, 1887). 2nd Volunteer (Sussex) Brigade, Cinque Ports Division, Royal Artillery: Surgeon R. V. Skinner resigns his commission (dated June 25th, 1887); Acting Surgeon H. Colgate, M.D., to be Surgeon (dated June 25th, 1887). THE VOLUNTEER MEDICAL STAFF CORPS.—The London Division: Surgeon Richard Lake resigns his commission (dated June 25th, 1887). ON the 25th ult. a dinner was held in connexion with the Edinburgh Royal Medical Society, Dr. James Taylor, senior president, in the chair. Medical News. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON.-The following candidates having conformed to the bye-laws and regulations, and passed the required examinations, had the Licences to practise Physic granted to them on June 27th:— Brook, Henry Darville, St. Thomas’s Hospital. Chapman, Robert Hugh, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Cooke, Cecil Whitehall, St. Thomas’s Hospital. Feeny, James Aloyaius, Cloudesley-square. Gay, John, City of London Hospital, Victoria-park. George, Henry,.Harleyford-road, Vauxhall. Grogan, Henry William, Camden-gardens. Hawthorn, Herbert John, Malmesbury-road, Bow. Heatley, William, London Hospital. Hewan, John, Belgrave-road. Jones, John, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Lewis, Benjamin Adam, Lichfleld-ro&d, Tredegar-square, Bow. Mac Carthy, Ibar, Kempsford-gardens, South Kensington. Pott, Francis Henry, Newland-street, Eaton-terrace. Read, Bertram Thomas, St. George’s Hospital. Read, Henry George, Finsbury-square. Roberts, Robert Herbert Mills, Harleyford-street, Kennington. Rose, Percy, Guy’s Hospital. Saunder, Charles Stirling, Ledbury-road, Bayswater. Scott, George Reynold Schofield, Ridge-field, North-hill-road, Headingly, Leeds. Smith, E. Locke Cathcart, Blenheim-crescent, Notting-hill. Tordoff, Sargen, Louis-street, Chapeltown-road, Leeds. Vinter, Sidney Garratt, Monmouth-road, Bayswater. Wigg, James, Hackney-road. Wigmore, Arthur William, Inverness-terrace. Wilson, Robert James, Ends leigh-street. ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND.-The following gentlemen having undergone the necessary ex- aminations for the diploma were admitted Members of the College at an extraordinary meeting of the Council on June 2?the : - Adami, John George. Ashton House, Ashton-upon-Mersey. Allan, James Hugh Brodie, Victoria-street, Montreal, Canada. Anderson, Ernest Cluster, The Chaplaincy, Bodmin. Aveline, Henry Talbot Sidney, Park-place, Clifton, Bristol. Benson, Alfred Hugh, Marchlands, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Brewis, Andrew Seymour, Eskdale-terrace, Newcastle-on- Tyne. Brockway, Archibald Birt, Lambeth-palace-road. Brook, Henry Darvill, Fareham, Hants. Burns, Theodore Gilbert Alex., Montague-street. Canney, Henry Edward Leigh, Belsize-avenue. Clifford, Thomas, Thornhill-terrace, Sunderland. Cooke, Albert William, Great Coram-street. Cressy, Arthur Zell Claydon, Wallington, Surrey. Dabell, Thomas James, Fernlea-road, Balham. Day, Francis Wm. Henry Langston, Limpenhoe, Norfolk. Deanesly, Edward, Albert-street, Regent’s-park. Edridge-Green, Frederic William, Belsize-square. Ewbank, William Withers, Earl’s-court-road, Kensington. Feeney. John Aloysius, Cloudesley-square, Fox, Frederic Geo. Townshend, Queen Adelaide-road, Penge. George, Henry, Kirton-ia-Lindsay. Gill, Itainaford Foster, King Henry’s-road. Green, George Sydney, Kildare-terrace, Westbourne-park. Halliday, Frederick Wm., Manor House, Bramley, Leeds. Houghton, Philip Arthur, Lancaster House, Porchester-gate. Hoysted, Lionel Norton, Clapham-road. Johnson, John Mountfort, Leek, Staffordshire. Jones, Guy Carleton, Beaumont-street. Jones, Henry John, Fawcett House, Eennington OvaL Jones, Oswald Meredith, Landilo, South Wales. Kanthack, Alfred Autunes, Granville-square. Ker, John Errington, Royal-park, Clifton, Bristol. Lang, George Herbert, Albert-street. Leche, Arthur, Freeland-place, Clifton, Bristol. Lush. Percy John Frederick, South Hampstead. Mader. Pieter Johannes, Warrenden-park-road, Edinburgh. May, William Page, Blackheath. Nall, Joseph, Whaley-bridge, near Stockport. Nixon. John, Corley, Northamptonshire. Ord, William Wallis, Upper Brook-street. Parker, Frederick William, Brussels-road, New Wandsworth.. Pearman, Thomas Edward Allaway, Sutherland-place. Phillips, George Gordon Owen, Castletown-road. Phillips, Herbert Charles, Gayton-crescent. Poolman, Arthur Edward, Maze-pond, Borough. Price, George Elliot, St. Owen’s-street, Hereford. Read, Bertram Thomas, Petersham-terrace. Read, Henry George, Finsbury-square. Rennie, George Edward, Lonsdale-square. Rhodes, Harvey, Long-street, Middleton. Roper, Herbert John, Clarendon- villas, Cleekheaton. Routh. Charles Frederick, Church-terrace, Lee. Rust, John, The Grove, Ditchington. Saunders, Henry, High-street, Eton, Bucks. Seagrave, George Henry, Lissington Manor, Wragby. Staniforth, John William, Upperthorpe, Sheffield. Thomas ohn Lewis, King-street, Brynmawr. Thompson, Charles James, Montague-place, Poplar. Tunstall, John Ogle, Brighton House, Olton, Birmingham. Ward, Howard Percy, Stairwell. Wheeldon, Frederick John, Stockport-road, Manchester. Wisken, Charles, Hazethorpe, Heywood, near Manchester. Wooldridge, Arthur Tyler, Winchester, Hants.
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DR. ULLMANN ON THE PREVENTIVE INOCULATIONS INHYDROPHOBIA.

Dr. Ullmann, assistant of Professor Albert, has carried outPasteur’s treatment at the surgical clinics for some twelvemonths, during which time 118 persons have been treated.Of these, three persons died from hydrophobia; the othersremained healthy. Dr. Ullmann is also carrying out experi-mental researches on animals, and at the last meeting of theVienna Society of Physicians a preliminary note was readby him containing the following conclusions: (1) Accordingto his experiments thus far, the animals do not succumb fromrabies in consequence of preventive inoculations; (2) certainanimals can be rendered refractory against rabies by pre-ventive inoculations; (3) the statistics of preventive inocu-lations made by him in human beings are also favourable tothe value of Pasteur’s method.

THE PHOSPHATE OF LIME TREATMENT IN LOCAL

TUBERCULOSIS.

Dr. Kolischer was at first of the opinion that it might bepossible to produce calcification in tuberculous tissues bylocal application of strong solutions of lime. Strong solu-tions of calcic chloride, ot carbonate of lime in water con-taining carbonic acid, and of neutral phosphate of lime incommon salt solution, were used without result, till HerrErnst Freund, who had some time ago discovered thepresence of cellulose in tuberculosis, proposed to use

primary phosphate of lime or calcium monophosphite,which is prepared by dissolving phosphate of lime in water,by slowly adding phosphoric acid. The following prescrip-tions are used:-

1. For injections (containing 1 per mille phosphoric acid) :R. Calc. phosphor. neutr., 5.0 grammes; aq. destill., 50-0.Deinde sensim adde: acid. phosp. dil., 0’6; aq. dest. quant.suf. ad 100’0. 2. For impregnating the gauze (containing1 per cent. phosphoric acid) :—R. Calc. phosphor. neutr.,50’0; aq. destill., 500’0. Deinde sensim adde : acid. phos-phor. q. s. ut fiat solutio perfecta, filtra. Adde : acid. phos-phor. dil., 60-0 (120-0); aq. destill. q. s. ad 1000-0.

In torpid cases a stronger solution for impregnating thegauze is used, containing 120’0 grammes acid. phosphorici(instead of 60’0)..As I am informed by Herr Freund, herecommended this solution as a result of chemical analysisof the blood of tuberculous persons, carried out by himselfin Professor Ludwig’s laboratory. It seems that phosphoricacid is the real active principle of this solution.Vienna, June llth.

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THE SERVICES.

Surgeon-General T. W. Fox, M.B., has assumed the dutiesof Principal Medical Officer at Aldershot in succession to

Surgeon-General J. Hendley, C.B., who is about to be placedon the retired list.

Deputy Surgeon-General R. A. Chapple has joined atMhow from Bombay for duty.WAR OFFICE.-Army Medical Staff : Deputy Surgeon-

General Thomas William Fox, M.B., to be Surgeon-General,vice A. H. Fraser, retired (dated May 18th, 1887).

ADMIRALTY.—In accordance with the provisions of HerMajesty’s Order in Council of April 1st, 1881, Staff SurgeonJohn Wood has been placed on the retired list of his rank(dated June llth, 1887).INFANTRY MILITIA.—5th Battalion, the Royal Munster

Fusiliers: Surgeon-Major P. Enright, M.D., resigns his com-mission : also is permitted to retain his rank, and to wear theprescribed uniform on his retirement (dated June 25th, 1887).ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS.—1st Newcastle-on-Tyne: M. J.

Wakefield, M.B., to be Acting Surgeon (dated June 25th, 1887).2nd Volunteer (Sussex) Brigade, Cinque Ports Division, RoyalArtillery: Surgeon R. V. Skinner resigns his commission(dated June 25th, 1887); Acting Surgeon H. Colgate, M.D.,to be Surgeon (dated June 25th, 1887).THE VOLUNTEER MEDICAL STAFF CORPS.—The London

Division: Surgeon Richard Lake resigns his commission(dated June 25th, 1887).

ON the 25th ult. a dinner was held in connexionwith the Edinburgh Royal Medical Society, Dr. JamesTaylor, senior president, in the chair.

Medical News.ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON.-The

following candidates having conformed to the bye-laws andregulations, and passed the required examinations, had theLicences to practise Physic granted to them on June 27th:—

Brook, Henry Darville, St. Thomas’s Hospital.Chapman, Robert Hugh, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.Cooke, Cecil Whitehall, St. Thomas’s Hospital.Feeny, James Aloyaius, Cloudesley-square.Gay, John, City of London Hospital, Victoria-park.George, Henry,.Harleyford-road, Vauxhall.Grogan, Henry William, Camden-gardens.Hawthorn, Herbert John, Malmesbury-road, Bow.Heatley, William, London Hospital.Hewan, John, Belgrave-road.Jones, John, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.Lewis, Benjamin Adam, Lichfleld-ro&d, Tredegar-square, Bow.Mac Carthy, Ibar, Kempsford-gardens, South Kensington.Pott, Francis Henry, Newland-street, Eaton-terrace.Read, Bertram Thomas, St. George’s Hospital.Read, Henry George, Finsbury-square.Roberts, Robert Herbert Mills, Harleyford-street, Kennington.Rose, Percy, Guy’s Hospital.Saunder, Charles Stirling, Ledbury-road, Bayswater.Scott, George Reynold Schofield, Ridge-field, North-hill-road,Headingly, Leeds.

Smith, E. Locke Cathcart, Blenheim-crescent, Notting-hill.Tordoff, Sargen, Louis-street, Chapeltown-road, Leeds.Vinter, Sidney Garratt, Monmouth-road, Bayswater.Wigg, James, Hackney-road.Wigmore, Arthur William, Inverness-terrace.Wilson, Robert James, Ends leigh-street.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND.-Thefollowing gentlemen having undergone the necessary ex-aminations for the diploma were admitted Members of theCollege at an extraordinary meeting of the Council onJune 2?the : -

Adami, John George. Ashton House, Ashton-upon-Mersey.Allan, James Hugh Brodie, Victoria-street, Montreal, Canada.Anderson, Ernest Cluster, The Chaplaincy, Bodmin.Aveline, Henry Talbot Sidney, Park-place, Clifton, Bristol.Benson, Alfred Hugh, Marchlands, Stoke Bishop, Bristol.Brewis, Andrew Seymour, Eskdale-terrace, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Brockway, Archibald Birt, Lambeth-palace-road.Brook, Henry Darvill, Fareham, Hants.Burns, Theodore Gilbert Alex., Montague-street.Canney, Henry Edward Leigh, Belsize-avenue.Clifford, Thomas, Thornhill-terrace, Sunderland.Cooke, Albert William, Great Coram-street.Cressy, Arthur Zell Claydon, Wallington, Surrey.Dabell, Thomas James, Fernlea-road, Balham.Day, Francis Wm. Henry Langston, Limpenhoe, Norfolk.Deanesly, Edward, Albert-street, Regent’s-park.Edridge-Green, Frederic William, Belsize-square.Ewbank, William Withers, Earl’s-court-road, Kensington.Feeney. John Aloysius, Cloudesley-square,Fox, Frederic Geo. Townshend, Queen Adelaide-road, Penge.George, Henry, Kirton-ia-Lindsay.Gill, Itainaford Foster, King Henry’s-road.Green, George Sydney, Kildare-terrace, Westbourne-park.Halliday, Frederick Wm., Manor House, Bramley, Leeds.Houghton, Philip Arthur, Lancaster House, Porchester-gate.Hoysted, Lionel Norton, Clapham-road.Johnson, John Mountfort, Leek, Staffordshire.Jones, Guy Carleton, Beaumont-street.Jones, Henry John, Fawcett House, Eennington OvaLJones, Oswald Meredith, Landilo, South Wales.Kanthack, Alfred Autunes, Granville-square.Ker, John Errington, Royal-park, Clifton, Bristol.Lang, George Herbert, Albert-street.Leche, Arthur, Freeland-place, Clifton, Bristol.Lush. Percy John Frederick, South Hampstead.Mader. Pieter Johannes, Warrenden-park-road, Edinburgh.May, William Page, Blackheath.Nall, Joseph, Whaley-bridge, near Stockport.Nixon. John, Corley, Northamptonshire.Ord, William Wallis, Upper Brook-street.Parker, Frederick William, Brussels-road, New Wandsworth..Pearman, Thomas Edward Allaway, Sutherland-place.Phillips, George Gordon Owen, Castletown-road.Phillips, Herbert Charles, Gayton-crescent.Poolman, Arthur Edward, Maze-pond, Borough.Price, George Elliot, St. Owen’s-street, Hereford.Read, Bertram Thomas, Petersham-terrace.Read, Henry George, Finsbury-square.Rennie, George Edward, Lonsdale-square.Rhodes, Harvey, Long-street, Middleton.Roper, Herbert John, Clarendon- villas, Cleekheaton.Routh. Charles Frederick, Church-terrace, Lee.Rust, John, The Grove, Ditchington.Saunders, Henry, High-street, Eton, Bucks.Seagrave, George Henry, Lissington Manor, Wragby.Staniforth, John William, Upperthorpe, Sheffield.Thomas ohn Lewis, King-street, Brynmawr.Thompson, Charles James, Montague-place, Poplar.Tunstall, John Ogle, Brighton House, Olton, Birmingham.Ward, Howard Percy, Stairwell.Wheeldon, Frederick John, Stockport-road, Manchester.Wisken, Charles, Hazethorpe, Heywood, near Manchester.Wooldridge, Arthur Tyler, Winchester, Hants.

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The following gentlemt n, having passed the requiredexaminations, were admitted Licentiates in Dental Sur-gery of the College :-

Battereby, James, M: rket-street, Manchester.Cater, Alfred Parker, Clifford’s-inn. Fleet-street.Frost, Abraham William, North-hill, Colchester.Linnell, Percy Allison, Edge-lane, Manchester.Lovitt, Robert James, Wells-road, Hanipstead.Petit, Charles Frederick Newton. Camden-street.Read, Thomas George, Cavendish-square.Robinson, Charles Cecil, Broadway, Streatham.Rymer, James Francis (M.R.C.S. Mng.), Pevensey, Croydon.Seymour, George, St. Augustine’s-road, Camden-square.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND.-AtExaminations recently held the following out of theeighteen candidates who entered passed the first half of theexamination for the Letters Testimonial of the College,under the old scheme regulations :-Ninian N. S. Blackham, Diniel Connor, Walter B. Croker, WilliamF. Dillon, Francis O’Mara, Daniel Power, and James F.McMonagle.

SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES.-The following gentle-men having satisfied the Court of Examiners as to theirknowledge of the Science and Practice of Medicine, Surgery,and Midwifery, received Certificates entitling them to

practise as Licentiates of the Society on June 23rd :-Archer, E. Richard Barnes, Donegal-terrace, Stoke, Devonport.Rlack, George, Pembroke-road, Walthamstow, Essex.Claremont, Constantine Cecil, Millbrook House, Hampstead-rd.Green, George Sydney, Kelvedon, Essex.Johnson. John Mountfort, Roche-terrace, Leek.Owen, David, Fenwick-street, Hulme, Manchester.Rhodes, Harvey, Long-street, Middleton. Manchester.Ward, Howard Percy, Silverbeck, Hanwell, Middlesex.

The class list of the Arts Examination of the Society ofApothecaries has just been published. The total number ofcandidates, it appears, was 201. One candidate is placed inthe first class, and 35 in the second. Of the remainder,124 passed in one or more subjects, but not in all; and41 failed to reach the required standard in any subject.At the recent examination for the Prizes in Botany given

annually to medical students by the Society, the successfulcandidates were the following :-

1. Holburt Jacob Waring. St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Gold Medal.2. Charles Arthur Kent, University College. Silver Medal.

Prizes in Botany also are given annually to young womenunder twenty years of age; of whom the successfulcandidates were the following :-

1. Sophie Margaret Fedarb, Whitelancl’s College. Chelsea. Gold Medal.2. Ella Oswald, Regent’s Park College. Silver Medal.

Six candidates were awarded certificates of merit.

THE recent Hospital Saturday collection in Hullhas realised .E286, against £ 311 last year.THE TARIFF OF MODERN DRUGS.—The Spanish College

of Pharmacists has appointed a committee to report uponthe newer pharmaceutical preparations which are notincluded in the official tariff, in order that the prices at whichthey are dispensed may be definitely fixed.AN inquest was held on the 23rd ult. at Colney

Hatch Asylum upon the body of an inmate who had diedfrom poisoning by carbolic acid, administered through amistake of the dispenser. The jury returned a verdict of- death by misadventure.

MEDICAL MAGISTRATE.-The Lord Chancellor hasplaced the name of Mr. II. J. Lloyd, L.R.C.P., &c., Ty’nycoedBarmouth, upon the Commission of the Peace for thecounty of Merioneth, and was qualified at the QuarterSessions held at Dolgelly on the 28th inst.

PRESENTATION.-Mr. F. W. Alexander has beenpresented with a writing cabinet, a liqueur case, and anilluminated address by the officers and staff of the Mite-endOld Town Infirmary, upon his resigning the post of assistantmedical officer to that institution.

THE POLLUTION OF THE THAMES. - O11 the 29thult., in the Lord Chief Justice’s Court, the grand jury founda true bill against the Local Board of Staines for pollutingthe Thames with the sewage of the town. The prosecutorsare the Conservators of the Thames.

CARTAGENA.-A memorial has been presented to theSpanish Court by the Medico-Pharmaceutical Academy of’Cartagena, begging that the Almarjal may be drained,as theonly means of checking the malarial fever which is soprevalent in the neighbourhood. ’

H.R.H. Princess Beatrice will present certificatesto the Polytechnic classes of the St. John AmbulanceAssociation on July 6th.

TRIESTE HOSPITAL.— 6000 has just been left tothis institution by the deceased Herr Esser; .61000 of thelegacy is to be applied towards building a Convalescent Homeon the Kockelsberg.

SUPPOSED SUICIDE NEAR LEEDS.-On Wednesdaymorning last a man was found dead, with a bottle labelled"poison" by his side, on Calverley-moor, near Leeds. Thedeceased has since been identified as a member of a VolunteerCorps.ON the 25th ult. the King of the Belgians paid a

visit to the East London Hospital for Children at Shadwell,and on his departure from the institution expressed hissatisfaction at the condition of the hospital, and announcedhis willingness to become a patron of the institution.THE DROUGHT.--The prolonged drought is beginning

to be inconveniently felt in different parts of the country.At Swansea the scarcity of water is such that the watercommittee are taking steps to utilise the water in a largedisused colliery.

CHARING-CROSS MEDICAL SCHOOL.-On the 28th ult.Sir John Lubbock, M.P., presided at the distribution ofmedals, prizes, and certificates gained by the students ofthis school during the summer session of 1886 and thewinter session of 1886-7. The annual report read by theDean was of a highly satisfactory character.

HOSPITAL SATURDAY FUND.—At a metting of thedelegates of the Hospital Saturday Fund, held on Saturdayevening at 41, Fleet-street, the Secretary reported that therecent street collection reached nearly .S6000. The Dean ofWestminster had forwarded .6410, being one-sixth of thenet proceeds of the service at the Abbey on the 22nd ult.on behalf of the London hospitals.

HOSPITAL AT TEHERAN.-The Shah of Persia hasauthorised the American missionaries to establish at Teherana hospital in which, without regard to nationality or

religion, all applicants for relief may be received for treat-ment. Dr. Torrence, physician to the mission, has beenappointed director of the hospital, and the Shah has namedhim Grand Officer of the Order of the Lion and the Sun ofPersia.

OPEN PRIZE COMPETITION.-The Medical Instituteof Valencia, offers gold medals for the best works on thefollowing topics:-1, Chorea; 2, Ovarian Tumours; 3, TheMedicinal Plants of Valencia; 4, Any scientific subject atthe option of the author. The essays, which may be writtenin English, are to be sent to the Secretario de Gobierno calledel Triador," No. 11, by December lst, 1887. The announce-ment of the results will take place on March 31st, 1888. The

competition is open to medical men and pharmacists of all

nationalities.I THE GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATIONAL GRANTS.-Adeputation waited upon the Chancellor of the Exchequeron Thursday last to urge upon him their views on thesubject of Government assistance to university colleges inEngland. They drew the attention of the Chancellor of theExchequer to the fact that the local support given to uni-versity colleges in many of the largest centres of popula-tion in England has been inefficient, and they urged thatthese colleges have strong claims for Government aidto supplement local efforts, precedents for such grantsbeing already established by the aid given to colleges inScotland, Ireland, and Wales. It was pointed out thatWales, with three centres and an aggregate populationwithin twenty miles of those centres of 452,000, enjoysgrants of .613.000; Scotland, with five centres (1,260,000),.616,075; and Ireland, with three centres (400,000), 24,500;while England, with ten centres where local collegeges exist,with an aggregate population in the neighbourhood of nearly12,000 000, receives absolutely nothing from Government.The claims of these colleges are based on their services ineducation in literature and pure science, higher technicalinstruction, and higher popular education. The deputationsuggested that such grants should be applied partly in directgrants and partly in exhibitions. Mr. Goscben assured themembers of the deputation of his deep interest in the educa-tional question, and that their views would have everyconsideration.

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SAD AcCIDENT.-On Wednesday, whilst a party ofnurses of the Leeds Infirmary were proceeding in waggonettesto Bolton Woods for their annual excursion, the horsesattached to one of the vehicles became unmanageable, and ’,the conveyance was upset. The majority of the occupants i,were thrown out. Five were seriously injured, and had tobe conveyed as patients to the institution where they wereaccustomed to act as ministrants to the sick, whilst otherssustained slighter injuries.

SWINE FEVER AND PLEURO-PNEUMONIA IN KENT.--The returns from the Kentish authorities on the 28th ult.show a further extension of swine fever, fresh cases havingoccurred at Crayford, Dartford, Teynham, and Tunbridge.During the last ten weeks pleuro-pneumonia has brokenout at Cowden, and eighteen affected animals and threehealthy animals that had been in contact with some soaffected have been slaughtered, the sum of ;E293 having beenpaid to the owners in compensation. The compensation forthe slaughter of animals affected with swine fever duringthe same period has amounted to ;E603.

MEDICAL NOTES IN PARLIAMENT.

Sanitary Condition of Dublin Czrrisor.IN the House of Lords on the 23rd ult. Earl Beauchamp moved for a

nominal return of all cases of febrile and respiratory disease which hadoccurred in the Dublin garrison smce Jan. 1st, 1881, distinguishing ineach case the barracks.-Lord Harris reminded the noble Earl thatbarracks were about to be erected on another site in Dublin, and 15,000had been taken for that service in the estimates for the present year. Assoon as the whole of the ground was obtained-there had been somelegal difficulties with regard to a part of it.-cavalry barracks would beerected, and the Royal Barracks, Dublin, with regard to whichthere might possibly be some suspicion of insanitary condition, wouldbe remodelled and used only for infantry. In the barrack annualestimates of this year a sum of j61089 was taken for specificimprovements at the Royal Barracks, and R600 for various sanitarypurposes in the Dublin barracks generally.-The Earl of Carnarvontrusted that the Government would apply themselves to remedy theinsanitary condition of the Royal Barracks, the question being one of amost serious character.-Viscount Powerscourt agreed with the noblelord, the late Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, as to the state of the RoyalBarracks. He knew as a fact that the barracks in Dublin had for manyyears been in a very insanitary condition.-The motion was agreed to.

Dog Regulations.In the House of Commons, in reply to Sir J. Commerell, Mr. Matthews

stated that the rabies order of 1886 enabled local authorities from time Ito time to make regulations as they thought fit for the regulation ofdogs. Such regulations, when made, only applied to the district of thelocal authority by whom they were made. The anomaly in the suburbsof the borough of Southampton, which were in the county of Hants, bywhich on one side of the street dogs might roam about unmuzzled andnot under control, while on the other side of the street such liberty wasan offence, was apparent, but there was no means of avoiding it, as hehad no power to alter the boundaries of local authorities.

Coal Mines Regulation Bill.The Housewent into committee upon this Bill, resuming the discussion

of the amendment to Clause 8, the object of the amendment being to ex-clude girls from the operation of the clause, and so to prevent them frombeing employed. After a long discussion the amendment was rejectedby 188 votes to 112. It was decided that no boy under twelve years ofage nor girl under fourteen should be permitted to work. Other elauses,one of which rendered it compulsory for the owner, agent, or managerof every mine to keep a register of all boys, girls, and women employedin connexion with the mine, were passed, and progress reported.On the 24th ult., the House again went into Committee on the Bill,

and several clauses relating to the position and duties of the checkweighers, the position of the shafts or outlets, the adequate provision ofappliances for ventilation and apparatus for ascending and descendingthe shafts were adopted. A discussion then followed on the manage-ment of mines, which was not concluded at the hour when by the rulesof the House the debate stood adjourned.

Vaccination.

On the 24th ult., in reply to Mr. Bradlaugh, Mr. Ritchie said that hewas aware that in several towns, parts of towns, and villages, associa-tions for the abolition of compulsory vaccination have issued forms inwhich questions have been submitted with reference to vaccination, butno precise information as to the mode in which the inquiry was con-ducted or in how many cases the persons applied to declined to fillup the forms distributed by those associations. No doubt the re-

turns which have been made by the associations referred to representthat a considerable majority of those who have thought fit to fillup the forms have stated that they were opposed to vaccination.No one was more desirous than himself that vaccination should be per-formed with due care, and he might mention that revised instructionsto vaccinators had been recently issued with a view to securing everyrequisite precaution in vaccination. For reasons which he had morethan once stated in the House it was not his intention to propose a pub-lic inquiry.--In reply to Mr. Channing, Mr. Ritchie stated that he wasaware that in some towns the provisions of the Vaccination Acts werenot carried out in the same entirety as in others, but that was no reasonwhy they should alter the law as it now exists. It was not his intention in connexion with the Local Government Bill or otherwise, to propose Iany alteration of the existing law as to vaccination. l.

Holyhead Union.In answer to Mr. Lewis, Mr. Ritchie said that it was the case that Dr.

Harvey, who was acting as a medical inspector of the Local GovernmentBoard, visited the Holyhead Union with a view of reporting on itssanitary condition and the prevalence in the district of enteric feverand diphtheria. The Board had not declined to sanction the appoint-ment of the medical officer of health, but they were clearly of opinionthat he ought to devote more time to his duties than heretofore.Dr. Harvey is not now in the service of the Board, and since notice ofthe question was given Mr. Ritchie had been unable to communicatewith him as to the precise time devoted to his inspection and the numbeof houses visited by him. There was no reason whatever to doubt thathe devoted as much time to the inquiry as was necessary to enable himto ascertain the facts required to be reported to the Board as to thesanitary condition of the district. The sanitary authority have appliedto the department for a copy of Dr. Harvey’s report, and the Board onthe 14th ulb. furnished them witp a full copy of so much of the reportas referred to the sanitary condition of the district.

Appointments.Successful applicants for Vacances, Secretaries of Public Institutions. andI others possessing infornzation suitable for this column are invited to

forward it to THE LANCET Office, directed to the Sub-Editor, not laterthan 9 o’clock on the Thursday morning of each week for publication inthe next number.

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ARKLE, CHARLES JOSEPH, M.B.. M.R.C.S.. has been appointed ResidentMedical Officer to University College Hospital.

ATKINSON, JOHN M.. M.B.Lond.. M.R.C.S.. has been appointed MedieaiOfficer for the Third District of the St. Mary Abbott’s, Parish ofKensington, Union.

BARON, BARCLAY J., M-B., C.M.Ed., has been appointed Lecturer onPractical Pathology and Morbid Anatomy at the Bristol MedicalSchool.

CARTER, G. A., M.D.Aber., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed MedicalOfficer for the St. Chads District of the Lichfield Union.

DAVIDSON, J., has been appointed Public Analyst under the Food andDrugs Act for Dumfriesshire and the Burghs of Dumfries, AnnanSanquhar, and Lochmaben.

FAULKNER, WILLIAM COOKE, M.B.. C.M.Ed., has been appointedMedical Officer for the Second District of the Eastbourne Union.

GABE, JOHN REES, M.R.C.S.. L.S.A., has been appointed Medical Officerfor the Third District of the Holborn Union.

GALLIE, C. P., M.B., C.M.Glas., has been appointed Medical Officer tothe Camberwell Provident Dispensary.

GOODALL, E., M.B., B.S.Lond., has been appointed House-Physician toGuy’s Hospital.

HUME. DAVID, L.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Ed., has been appointed Medica!Officer for the North District of the Whiteehapel Union.

JOHNSTON, DAVID, M.D.Aber. L.R.C.S.Ed., has been reappointed Coa-salting Physician to the Montrose Asylum and Infirmary.

JONES, JOHN TALFOURD, M.B. Lond., M.R.C.S., on resigning thePhysicianship of the Brecknock County and Borough GeneralInfirmary, has been elected Consulting Physician to that hospital.

JONES. THOMAS J., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Ed., has been appointed MedicalOfficer for the St. Weonard’s District of the Ross Union.

LAWRENCE, SAMUEL. M.D.St. And., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been reappointedMedical Officer to the Montrose Asylum and Infirmary.

LEIGH, J. DICKINSON, M.B., C.M.. L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., L.F.P.S.Glas.,has been appointed Resident Medical Officer to the Smithdown-roadWorkhouse, Liverpool, vice David Smart, M.B., C.M., B.Sc.,resigned.

LESLIE, W. MURRAY, has been appointed Medical Examiner of Candi-dates under the School Board of London.

LYONS, ALFRED DE COURCY, M.B., C.M.Aber., has been appointedMedical Officer for the Seventh District of the Bedminster Union.

MANBY, E. P., M.B., B.C.Cantab., has been appointed Resident Obstetricto Guy’s Hospital.

MARSH, FRANK, F.R.C.S., has been elected Honorary Surgeon to theQueen’s Hospital, Birmingham, vice Furneaux Jordan, resigned.

METZGAR, C.. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., has been appointed Resident Obstetricto Guy’s Hospital.

NORMAN, F., L.R.C.P.Lond., M.R.C.S., has been appointed MedicalOfficer to the Camberwell Provident Dispensary.

OSWALD, H. R., M.D., C.M.Edin., has been appointed Medical Officerto the Camberwell Provident Dispensary.

ROPER, H. E., M.R.O.S., L.R.C.P., has been appointed House-Surgeonto Guy’s Hospital.

ROWELL, G., F.R.C.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., has been appointed House-Surgeon to Guy’s Hospital.

STONE, VALENTINE, F.R.C.S.Ed., L.R.C.P.Ed., has been appointedMedical Officer to the Montrose Asylum and Infirmary.

TABOR, CHARLES J., M.B.Dur., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond., has beenappointed Medical Officer for the Parish of Illogan, Redruth Union,Cornwall.

TAYLOR, A. S., M.B., B.S.Lond., has been appointed House-Physician toGuy’s Hospital.

VILLANUEVA. F. HORTON, L.R.C.P.Ed.,L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointedMedical Officer to the Camberwell Provident Dispensary.

WASHBOURN, J. W., M.B., B.S.Lond., F.R.C.S., has been appointedResident Obstetric to Guy’s Hospital.

WILLIAMS, E. LLOYD, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Lond., L.S.A., L.D.S.Eng.,has been appointed Assistant Dental Surgeon to the DentalHospital of London, vice Claude Rogers, M.R.C.S., L.D.S.Eng.,D.M.D., promoted.


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