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561 than himself, and because the time left at his disposal was now very short. While thanking them for what they had laid before him, he promised to give it most careful consideration, so far as consideration was required by the Government. He wished to impress upon the depu- tation one point of great importance-that, so far as they were concerned, this proceeding was somewhat late. He imagined it should have been taken while the matter was still before the Privy Council. Several times in the course of the proceedings it had been mentioned that they should with- draw or revoke the Charter. He spoke with submission, but he very much doubted whether they had the power to do so. The Charter was now before Parliament, and it lay ex- clusively with the two Houses to say whether the Charter shall be valid or cease to be valid. If it became valid, he supposed it would be modified by the processes by which such charters were usually modified. No other authority but Parliament could interfere. Therefore, though he had been sitting there in a position of seeming authority, he had not, nor had his friend beside him (Lord Cranbrook), any more authority or power beyond that of any member of the House of Commons or of the House of Lords. No doubt members would bear in mind what had been said. But whatever was done, he hoped that the action would not be of such a character as to put a stop to educational develop- I ment and growth of this kind, and that the door would be left open for the introduction of such improvements and ex- tensions as would bring together all the educational power and enthusiasm in this metropolis in the common search after one end. Lord SPENCER proposed a vote of thanks to the Premier, which was accorded, and the deputation withdrew. Medical News. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.—At a congregation held on the 25th ult. the following gentlemen received the degrees of Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery:- Sydney Kent, John Dixon Stubbs, Trinity; George Armstrong Mason, St. John’s; Mark Robert Phipps Dorman, Clare; William Good- enough Hawkins Bradford, Gonville and Caius; William Henry Cantrell Shaw, Jesus ; Francis Gore Wallace, non-collegiate. UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.-The following degrees have been recently conferred :- Bachelor in Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics.-Abel Onge Eastwood. James Langton Falkner, Rudolph William Johnston, John Henry Head, Alfred H. Holmes, James Elliott Jameson, Mark Thomas Kelly, Edward Vincent Legge, Mark McDonald, Thomas H,ughton Murphy, George John Peacocke, Robert Hill Shaw, Alfred Ernest Taylor, Edwin Hotham Townsend. Bachelor in Surgery.—Abraham William Bate. Doctor in Medicine.—Cecil Orpin, Rudolph William Johnston. THE SANITARY INSTITUTE.-A sessional meeting ,of the institute will be held at the Parkes Museum on March 9th, at 8 P.M., when a, paper will be read on "The Air and Water of London : are they deteriorating?" by ’Louis Parses, M.D., D.P.H., medical officer of health, Chelsea. The paper will be followed by a discussion. HOSPITAL FOR CONSUMPTION, BROMPTON.-A quar- terly court of governors of this useful charity was held at the hospital on the 25th ult., Mr. T. P. Beckwith in the chair. ’The Committee of Management, in their report, regretted that the whole of the 321 beds in the two buildings had not been continuously occupied, the return of the influenza epidemic having rendered it necessary to reserve seven large wards, into which any patients attacked were at once transferred and isolated from the others. This for some weeks prevented many admissions, but, owing to the subsi- dence of the epidemic, the beds kept vacant were now being rapidly filled up. A donation of 100 guineas had been received to name a memorial bed, as also a gratuity of 6545 9s. from the Hospital Saturday Fund. Dr. Kingston Fowler (senior assistant physician) had been appointed physician, in place of Dr. Fred. Roberts, whose resignation, from pressure of other engagements, had been received with sincere regret, and who in recognition of his long and valuable services was appointed consulting physician. ’Several bequests were announced. The number of patients admitted since Nov. 26th was 386; discharged, many greatly benefited, 316 ; died, 94; new out-patient cases, 3325. The - report was adopted. UNSTAMPED MEDICINES.—At West Bromwich a iruggist was this week summoned by the Inland Revenue authorities for selling on five different occasions patent medicines which were unstamped. He was fined 40. PRESENTATION.-Dr. Wm. Main of The Park, New Ferry, Birkenhead, who is about to leave the district, has been presented by his friends and the inhabitants with, an illuminated address and a purse containing 180. SWINE FEVER AT SYDENHAM.— The Board of Agriculture have had notification of a severe outbreak of swine fever in Sydenham. Out of a herd of twenty-two animals, six have been attacked and one has succumbed to the disease. The whole herd will have to be destroyed. SMALL-POX AT DEWSBURY.—About fifty patients are reported to be suffering from small pox in the infectious hospital at Dewsbury. The General Purposes Committee . of the Dewsbury Town Council have adopted a recommen- dation of the Sanitary Committee that the use of part of the mansion ab Crow Nest Park should be granted during the prevailing epidemic as a temporary home for con- valescent patients. NEWSVENDORS’ BENEVOLENT AND PROVIDENT IN- STITUTION.—At the annual general meeting, held at the Memorial Hall, E.C., Feb. 2nd, it was unanimously resolved :-" That the best thanks of this meeting are due to the proprietors, editors, and reporters of the daily and weekly press for the generous support and publicity afforded to the affairs of this society." Sir Algernon Borthwick, Bart., M.P., who was recently elected president of this institution, has consented. to preside at the annual festival, to be held at the Hotel Méhropole, on Saturday, May 21st, supported by a dir3tiriguizkhed company. GREAT NORTHERN CENTRAL HOSPITAL. - The annual meeting of the governors was held at the hospital, Holloway-road, last week. Mr. C. T. Murdoch, M.P., presided. The report for the past year showed an increase in the number of in-patients and a very large addition to the out-patients over the previous year, the largest aggre- gate of patients ever treated in one year. The expenditure exceeded the year’s income by £1104 12s. 4oL There was now in hand, for the completion of the buildings, £3000, and a legacy of the same amount would be shortly paid. The estimated cost of the work was £20,000. The report was adopted. ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL.—The work of this charity during the past year has been carried on with great success, and, with one exception, its financial position, the annual report is highly satisfactory. The in-patients numbered during the year 1886, while 12,847 out-patients and 7878 casualty cases received the benefits of the hospital. The cash statement showed an adverse balance, amounting to £3280. To meet the current expenses, a portion of the invested funds had been utilised. The appeal up to the present for :S20,COO, to enable the front of the hospital to be entirely rebuilt, had produced about half that sum. The reconstruction of the drainage and provision against fire were now completed. The committee are applying for a charter of incorporation, and a draft charter had been approved. THE EAST LONDON HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.- The thirteenth anniversary dinner of this deserving charity was held in the Whitehall Room of the Hotel Metropole on Feb. 24th, at 7 P.M. The Right Hon. Lord Carrington, G.C.M. G., presided, and a large number of ladies and gentle- men were present. After the usual loyal toasts had been given, the chairman proposed " Success to the Hospital," and referred in some detail to the wasting of the institution and the way in which the funds were applied. Mr. Charles Cheston, who has made a most efficient chairman of the Board of Management for more than five years, replied in an able speech. Mr. Spencer Charrington, M.P., proposed the board of management, and Mr. H. W. Trender replied. Mr. Stanley Dent read an account of the financial condition of the hospital. Mr. W. H. Battle replied on behalf of the medical staff, a toast proposed by Mr. E. S. Norris, MP. Mr. Cowell, a consulting surgeon, proposed the Chairman. During the evening Mr. S. Whitford, the secretary, stated that £334 had been subscribed towards a convalescent home, £121 towards the building fund, and £1500 towards the maintenance fund of the hospital.
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than himself, and because the time left at his disposalwas now very short. While thanking them for what

they had laid before him, he promised to give it mostcareful consideration, so far as consideration was requiredby the Government. He wished to impress upon the depu-tation one point of great importance-that, so far as theywere concerned, this proceeding was somewhat late. Heimagined it should have been taken while the matter wasstill before the Privy Council. Several times in the course ofthe proceedings it had been mentioned that they should with-draw or revoke the Charter. He spoke with submission, buthe very much doubted whether they had the power to do so.The Charter was now before Parliament, and it lay ex-clusively with the two Houses to say whether the Chartershall be valid or cease to be valid. If it became valid, hesupposed it would be modified by the processes by whichsuch charters were usually modified. No other authoritybut Parliament could interfere. Therefore, though he hadbeen sitting there in a position of seeming authority, he hadnot, nor had his friend beside him (Lord Cranbrook), anymore authority or power beyond that of any member of theHouse of Commons or of the House of Lords. No doubtmembers would bear in mind what had been said. Butwhatever was done, he hoped that the action would not beof such a character as to put a stop to educational develop- Iment and growth of this kind, and that the door would beleft open for the introduction of such improvements and ex-tensions as would bring together all the educational powerand enthusiasm in this metropolis in the common searchafter one end.Lord SPENCER proposed a vote of thanks to the Premier,

which was accorded, and the deputation withdrew.

Medical News.UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.—At a congregation

held on the 25th ult. the following gentlemen received thedegrees of Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery:-Sydney Kent, John Dixon Stubbs, Trinity; George Armstrong Mason,

St. John’s; Mark Robert Phipps Dorman, Clare; William Good-enough Hawkins Bradford, Gonville and Caius; William HenryCantrell Shaw, Jesus ; Francis Gore Wallace, non-collegiate.

UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.-The following degreeshave been recently conferred :-Bachelor in Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics.-Abel Onge Eastwood.James Langton Falkner, Rudolph William Johnston, John HenryHead, Alfred H. Holmes, James Elliott Jameson, Mark ThomasKelly, Edward Vincent Legge, Mark McDonald, Thomas H,ughtonMurphy, George John Peacocke, Robert Hill Shaw, Alfred ErnestTaylor, Edwin Hotham Townsend.

Bachelor in Surgery.—Abraham William Bate.Doctor in Medicine.—Cecil Orpin, Rudolph William Johnston.

THE SANITARY INSTITUTE.-A sessional meeting,of the institute will be held at the Parkes Museum onMarch 9th, at 8 P.M., when a, paper will be read on "TheAir and Water of London : are they deteriorating?" by’Louis Parses, M.D., D.P.H., medical officer of health,Chelsea. The paper will be followed by a discussion.HOSPITAL FOR CONSUMPTION, BROMPTON.-A quar-

terly court of governors of this useful charity was held atthe hospital on the 25th ult., Mr. T. P. Beckwith in the chair.’The Committee of Management, in their report, regrettedthat the whole of the 321 beds in the two buildings had notbeen continuously occupied, the return of the influenzaepidemic having rendered it necessary to reserve seven largewards, into which any patients attacked were at oncetransferred and isolated from the others. This for someweeks prevented many admissions, but, owing to the subsi-dence of the epidemic, the beds kept vacant were now beingrapidly filled up. A donation of 100 guineas had beenreceived to name a memorial bed, as also a gratuity of6545 9s. from the Hospital Saturday Fund. Dr. KingstonFowler (senior assistant physician) had been appointedphysician, in place of Dr. Fred. Roberts, whose resignation,from pressure of other engagements, had been received withsincere regret, and who in recognition of his long andvaluable services was appointed consulting physician.’Several bequests were announced. The number of patientsadmitted since Nov. 26th was 386; discharged, many greatlybenefited, 316 ; died, 94; new out-patient cases, 3325. The- report was adopted.

UNSTAMPED MEDICINES.—At West Bromwich airuggist was this week summoned by the Inland Revenueauthorities for selling on five different occasions patentmedicines which were unstamped. He was fined 40.

PRESENTATION.-Dr. Wm. Main of The Park,New Ferry, Birkenhead, who is about to leave the district,has been presented by his friends and the inhabitants with,an illuminated address and a purse containing 180.SWINE FEVER AT SYDENHAM.— The Board of

Agriculture have had notification of a severe outbreak ofswine fever in Sydenham. Out of a herd of twenty-twoanimals, six have been attacked and one has succumbed tothe disease. The whole herd will have to be destroyed.

SMALL-POX AT DEWSBURY.—About fifty patientsare reported to be suffering from small pox in the infectioushospital at Dewsbury. The General Purposes Committee .

of the Dewsbury Town Council have adopted a recommen-dation of the Sanitary Committee that the use of part ofthe mansion ab Crow Nest Park should be granted duringthe prevailing epidemic as a temporary home for con-

valescent patients.NEWSVENDORS’ BENEVOLENT AND PROVIDENT IN-

STITUTION.—At the annual general meeting, held at theMemorial Hall, E.C., Feb. 2nd, it was unanimouslyresolved :-" That the best thanks of this meeting are dueto the proprietors, editors, and reporters of the daily andweekly press for the generous support and publicity affordedto the affairs of this society." Sir Algernon Borthwick,Bart., M.P., who was recently elected president of thisinstitution, has consented. to preside at the annual festival,to be held at the Hotel Méhropole, on Saturday, May 21st,supported by a dir3tiriguizkhed company.GREAT NORTHERN CENTRAL HOSPITAL. - The

annual meeting of the governors was held at the hospital,Holloway-road, last week. Mr. C. T. Murdoch, M.P.,presided. The report for the past year showed an increasein the number of in-patients and a very large addition tothe out-patients over the previous year, the largest aggre-gate of patients ever treated in one year. The expenditureexceeded the year’s income by £1104 12s. 4oL There wasnow in hand, for the completion of the buildings, £3000,and a legacy of the same amount would be shortly paid.The estimated cost of the work was £20,000. The reportwas adopted.ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL.—The work of this

charity during the past year has been carried on with greatsuccess, and, with one exception, its financial position, theannual report is highly satisfactory. The in-patientsnumbered during the year 1886, while 12,847 out-patientsand 7878 casualty cases received the benefits of the hospital.The cash statement showed an adverse balance, amountingto £3280. To meet the current expenses, a portion of theinvested funds had been utilised. The appeal up to thepresent for :S20,COO, to enable the front of the hospital to beentirely rebuilt, had produced about half that sum. Thereconstruction of the drainage and provision against firewere now completed. The committee are applying for acharter of incorporation, and a draft charter had beenapproved.THE EAST LONDON HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.-

The thirteenth anniversary dinner of this deserving charitywas held in the Whitehall Room of the Hotel Metropoleon Feb. 24th, at 7 P.M. The Right Hon. Lord Carrington,G.C.M. G., presided, and a large number of ladies and gentle-men were present. After the usual loyal toasts had beengiven, the chairman proposed " Success to the Hospital," andreferred in some detail to the wasting of the institution andthe way in which the funds were applied. Mr. CharlesCheston, who has made a most efficient chairman of theBoard of Management for more than five years, replied inan able speech. Mr. Spencer Charrington, M.P., proposedthe board of management, and Mr. H. W. Trender replied.Mr. Stanley Dent read an account of the financial conditionof the hospital. Mr. W. H. Battle replied on behalf of themedical staff, a toast proposed by Mr. E. S. Norris, MP.Mr. Cowell, a consulting surgeon, proposed the Chairman.During the evening Mr. S. Whitford, the secretary, statedthat £334 had been subscribed towards a convalescenthome, £121 towards the building fund, and £1500 towardsthe maintenance fund of the hospital.

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COOKERY.—The sixth exhibition of the UniversalCookery and Food Association will be held at PortmanRooms, Baker-street, from May 3rd to 7th.THE BURTON-ON-TRENT NURSING INSTITUTION.-

The report for 1891 states that it had been a year of un-usual sickness. The number of cases attended was 575,and the visits numbered 15,730-an increase of 61 casesand 5320 visits. The committee had distributed £18 inbonuses among the various district nurses.

MEDICO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. -At thenext quarterly meeting of this Association, to be held in theHall of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Vincent-street, Glasgow, on March 10th, at 2.30. P.M , Dr. Carswellwill read a paper on

" The Practical Difficulties of grantingCertificates of Insanity and how they may be best over-come" ; and Dr. Oswald will read a note on " CertainGerman Asylums."

IRISH GRADUATES’ ASSOCIATION. - The annualgeneral meeting of the Association will be held at 11, Chandos-street, Cavendish-square, W., on St. Patrick’s Day, March17th, 1892, at 5 P.M. The annual report will be presented,and the council will report its action in the matter of theIrish dispensary doctors’ grievances, and the disabilities ofIrish diplomates. On the same evening the Associationwill dine at the Holborn Restaurant at 7.30 P.M., Dr. JamesN. Dick, C.B., Medical Director General, in the chair.

SUSSEX COUNTY HOSPITAL.-The annual reportfor 1891 shows in comparison with the previous year a smallincrease in the number of in-patients and a large additionto the out-patients. During the year the finances had con-siderably improved by legacies received, which had enabledthe committee to make substantial investments, and to adda sum of C2680 to the inalienable fund, whilst they hadtransferred £1037 to the available fund. The convalescenthome continues to be a valuable auxiliary to the hospital,and the nursing institute is steadily growing in popularityand usefulnefs. The net profits show an increase of£142 2s. 4d. on the previous year. In the out-patients’department the refreshment bar had proved a greatsuccess.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. - Messrs. Churchillannounce the early issue, in two vols. 8vo, of a Dictionary ofPsychological Medicine, giving the definition, etymology,and synonyms of the terms used in medical psychology,with the symptoms, pathology, and treatment of the reco-gnised forms of mental disorder, together with the law oflunacy in Great Britain and Ireland. The work will beedited by D. Hack Tuke, M.D., LL.D.—The second volumeof the important work on the Pathology of the Brain,with clinical and anatomical studies, by Prof. Henschen,of the University of Upsala, will shortly be published byKochler, Leipsic. The first volume appeared about twoyears ago, and was very well received. The workis abun.dantly illustrated.

METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD.

Return Patients remaining in the several Fever Hospitalsof the Board at Midnight on March is t, 1892.

SMALL-POX.—South-Eastern Hospital, 1 ; dtlcce hospital ship, 10

MEDICAL NOTES IN PARLIAMENT.

The Commission on Tuberculosis.

IN the House of Commons, on Thursday, Feb. 25th, Mr. Chapliainformed Mr. Furness that the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis werestill carrying on their investigations. Minutes of evidence had beenprinted for the use of the Commissioners, but had not yet been madepublic. He could not say when the investigations were likely to beconcluded.

Pollution of the blersr,,y and Ir well.This Bill, promoted by the Joint Committee of the County Conncib

of Lancashire and Cheshire for securing the purification of those rivers,was read a second time.

Yellow Fever at Santos.

On Tuesday, March 1st, in the House of Commons, Mr. Lawrenceasked the President of the Board of Trade whether he was aware thatthe yellow fever at Santos had reached such a height that there was naone left to carry on business ; that in consequence merchandise had,accumulated te such an extent as to block the streets ; that the epi.

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demic had been aggravated by the authorities continuing to dredge theport.-Sir M. Hicks-Beach replied that the facts as stated in thequestion were substantially accurate. On Feb. 8th he had caused anotice to be sent to all daily papers, to the press agencies, and toLloyd’s, suggesting that, owing to the insanitary condition of Santos,no ships should be chartered for that PO!t. He did not see that hecould usefully take any further steps.

Recreation Grounds.On the motion of Mr. Llewellyn leave was given to bring in a Bill to

facilitate the provision of recieatioii grounds in rural parishes.The Gresham University.

Mr. Bartley has undertaken to move that the Draft Charter of theproposed new University be not confirmed. It is understood that hewill be supported by Mr. Mundella, Lllr. Chamberlain, and othermembers of the House of Commons. In the course of the week anumber of additional petitions praying Her llajesty to withold herassent from the Charter for the proposed Gresham University have beenpresented in the House of Commons. One petition came from Croydon,another from the Birkbeck Institution, and a third from the LondonSociety for Extension of University Teaching.

Mines (Eight flours) Bill.When the second reading stage of this Bill is reached, Mr. EIIiottLees,

one of the members for Oldham, will move that this House declinesto interfere with the freedom ef grown-up men in regard to the disposalof their labour."

Police and Public Health (Scotland) Bill.In the House of Commons, on Thursday, the Lord Advocate said it

was the intention of the Government to introduce this Bill again. Theyhoped to do so in the course of a few days. The second reading must,however, depend on the condition of public business.

Appointments.Su,cessful applicants for Vacancies, Secretaries of Public Institutions, and

others possessing information suitable for this column, are invited, toforzaamd 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 nezt number.

BEABLES, CECIL F., has been appointed Assistant Medical Officer toColney Hatch Asylum, vice H. G. Shaw, resigned.

CAMPBELL, M. J., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. Edin., has been appointed PoliceSurgeon to the Essex-street and Brunswick Dock Bridewells,Liverpool, vice Arnold, deceased.

CLEGG, J. G., L.R.C.P. Lond., M.R.C.S., has been appointed HouseSurgeon to the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

COCKS, C. C., M.D. St. And., M.R.C.S., has been appointed GovernmentMedical Officer and Vaccinator for the District of Hillston, NewSouth Wales.

CONNOR, SAMUEL, M.D. Irel., has been appointed Public Vaccinator forColeraine, Victoria, Australia.

COSSHAM, W. R., M.D., C.M.Aberd., M.R.C.S., has beenreappointedMedical Officer to the Cirencester Cottage Hospital.

CRIPPS, E. C., L.R.C.P. Lond., M.R.C.S., has been reappointed MedicalOfficer to the Cirencester Cottage Hospital.

FOSTER-FOSTER, F. F., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., has been appointed MedicalOfficer to the Lady Strangford Hospital, Port Said, Egypt.

FowLEB, 0. H., M.R.C.S., has been teappointed Senior Surgeon to the,

Cirencester Cottage Hospital.GODFREY, C. G., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. Edin., L.F.P,S. Glaeg., his been

appointed Junior Medical Officer at the Ararat Lunatic Asylum,Victoria, Australia.

HALAHAN, SAMUEL H., M.B., B.Ch. Dub., has been appointed HealthOfficer for the Shire of Lowan, Victoria, Australia.

HICKS, J. S., M.D. Lend., L.S.A., has been appointed GovernmentMedical Officer at Roebourne and Public Vaccinator for the North.west of Western Australia.

HOOKER, C. P., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. Edin., has been appointed MedicalOfficer to the Cirencester Cottage Hospital.

HORROCKS, HERBERT, M.B., B.8c. Lond., M.B., Ch.B. Viet, M.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P., has been appointed House Physician to the Hospital fOlConsumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton.

KELLY, CHAS., M.D. Lond., F.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., has been appointedMedical Officer of Health for the Horsham Urban Sanitary Districtof the Horsham Union, vice Kennier, resigned.


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