schools was in prospect at present. The reduction in demandfor places in approved schools was due largely to the decreasein juvenile delinquency.
Scottish Patients and Swiss Sanatoria
Replying to a question, Mr. JAMES STUART, Secretary ofState for Scotland, said that the Government had decidedto end the arrangements for sending Scottish tuberculosispatients to Swiss sanatoria. Patients now in Switzerlandwould remain as long as their medical treatment required.He could give an assurance that this scheme would not havebeen dropped had the need for it continued. Only 180
patients were now waiting for admission to sanatoria inScotland, most of them so as to get into sanatoria near theirhomes. Of 6049 staffed beds at Sept. 30, 856 were unoccupied,401 in the western region.
ObituaryCHARLES RONALD ST. JOHNSTON
M.D. Birm., F.R.C.P.
Dr. Ronald St. Johnston died in Birmingham lastSaturday at the age of 45. Medicine was in his blood ;his father and his uncle were doctors, his brother isa general practitioner, and he married a doctor, a fellowresident at the General Hospital and herself a memberof a medical family.When he left King Edward’s School he went to the
University of Birmingham, where in 1934, in the finalexamination, he was awarded the Foxwell memorial prizein medicine. He held resident appointments at theGeneral and the Queen’s Hospitals and was a medicalregistrar at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital when it wasopened shortly before the war. While holding thisappointment in 1945 he was elected to the consultantstaff of the United Birmingham Hospitals. This hospitalhad grown out of an amalgamation of the General andQueen’s Hospitals, and St. Johnston liked to claim afamily relationship with Dr. Johnson, a physician whohad served the Queen’s Hospital in the middle of thelast century. He was appointed also to the staff of theManor Hospital, Walsall.During the war he was in the E.M.S., and later in
the R.A.M.C. where he held the rank of lieut.-colonel.Birmingham University awarded him the degree ofM.D. in 1946 and he was elected to the fellowship of theRoyal College of Physicians in 1951.
C. G. P. writes : " Though particularly interestedin diseases of the alimentary tract, Ronald St. Johnstonremained a general physician. He wrote little and hewas wont to regret that he lacked the mind of theresearch-worker, but he practised and he taught theart of medicine. His colleagues turned to him withtheir troubles because they knew his worth, the carewith which he weighed up a clinical problem, his gentle-ness, his sympathy, and his fearless honesty. He wasan accomplished mimic and used this ability with effect,so that his teaching was clear and stimulating. Manyof his friends will remember him as the star of hospitalshows, and especially an occasion in 1937 when he’took off’ Mr. Middleton, the well-known broadcaster."His pleasures were in his home ; he was a keen
fisherman and a good swimmer. He was a gay and
entertaining companion for he was a born humorist,and his wit was never unkind ; his most delightful taleswere often told against himself. He faced great anxietiesand a long and distressing illness with courage, whichcame from a firm belief in the truths of the Christian faith."He married in 1938 Evelyn Mary, daughter of Dr.
H. R. Fisher, of Atherstone. She survives him with theirfour children.
MALCOLM HECTORSON VALENTINE CAMERONM.D., F.R.C.S.(C.), F.A.C.S.
WE have received with regret news from Canadaof the death of Dr. Malcolm Cameron, a past presidentof the Toronto Academy of Medicine. For many yearshe acted as our Canadian correspondent, and the charmand erudition of his informative despatches won himmany friends among our readers.He was born in Bruce County in 1876 and was educated
at Woodstock Collegiate Institute and the University
of Toronto. As a student he had already begun to writeand he was the editor of Varsity. He graduated in 1905and three years later he joined the staff of St. Michael’sHospital. He completed over twenty years’ service withthe hospital before he retired in 1930 and was appointedconsultant surgeon. For many years he was a lecturerat the University of Toronto and a member of thesenate.
Despite his work as a surgeon and as a teacher hecontinued the editorial career which he had begun as astudent, and besides contributing to medical and layjournals he edited the Bulletin of the Academy ofMedicine.One of his Canadian colleagues, J. W. S., writes :
" The passing of Dr. Malcolm Cameron brings to a closethe long and brilliant career of a well-loved surgeon.He was a gentle, kindly man who inspired confidenceand gratitude among his patients, and respect andaffection from his colleagues. By current standards hisformal education was meagre, but he had a thirst forknowledge and a love of learning that never waned,and led him to the top of his chosen profession. He hada passion for teaching, and although ill health forcedhim to retire from the university staff five years ago,even this autumn he continued to take classes on everypossible occasion, should a clinician be absent or late foran appointment. For half a century medical students havebeen inspired not only by his clinical ability but alsoby his wisdom and graciousness. As an undergraduate,he added to his income by writing a weekly column inthe Toronto Globe, and throughout his medical careerhe continued to write not only on surgery but also onthe history of medicine. The many papers and articlesthat have come from his pen attest to his scholarly mindand mastery of English prose. His influence will continuefor many years, not only because of the advice andinstruction that he gave to so many younger men, butalso because they have known this humane, honest, andupright man."
Dr. Cameron, who was a widower, leaves three sons,one of whom is a doctor.
WALTER JAMES EDWIN LUPTON
O.B.E., M.A., B.M. Oxfd
Dr. Walter Lupton, who died at Oxford on Nov. 27at the age of 84, had spent half a life-time in the IndianCivil Service before he returned to England to study,and to practise, medicine.Born in 1871, at Clapham, Surrey, of yeoman stock,
he was educated at the Aldgate ward school in London- where, incidentally, he was a chorister in two citychurches-and at the City of London School. He wentup to New College, Oxford, on a science scholarship, andfor a time he seems to have wavered between scienceand classics. He finally decided to read the latter, andafter taking his degree with first-class honours, in 1893,he obtained a high place in the entrance examinationfor the Indian Civil Service, and proceeded to India in1894. There he served in the United Provinces, till, fordomestic reasons, he retired in 1920. His service rangedfrom district and revenue settlement work to appoint-ments in the government secretariat and the board ofrevenue. His career was described as " brilliant " byLord Meston, one of the governors under whom he served.For his service in India he was appointed o.iB.E.On his return to England, he " submitted himself," as
he was wont to say, " to the rigours of training inmedicine " and graduated B.M. in 1924 at the age of 53.From his youthful co-students, he won the appelation of"The Old Bean in a Hurry." After qualifying, heserved in the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, as casualtyofficer, and as house-physician. He settled in NorthOxford, where he soon had a large private practice.With this, he combined work at the Radcliffe Infirmary,and for many years he was clinical assistant in theE.N.T. department and second-in-command to Dr. Duigan,as official anaesthetist, and anaesthetist to the dentaldepartment and to the Oxford Eye Hospital.
In 1936, when the British Medical Association’s annualmeeting was held in Oxford he gave useful help in itspreparation and organisation. Before the late war, whenthe committee of civil defence was making its pre-cautionary plans, Dr. Lupton was appointed emergency
medical officer, and when war broke out he becamesecretary of the local medical war committee of theOxford division and conducted its activities until 1947.At the same time.he was deputy group officer from 1940until 1945.
In 1943 a coronary thrombosis incapacitated him formany weeks but, on recovery, he carried on though hehad to curtail his activities. A busy life left little timefor writing, but he contributed letters, notes, and articlesto The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the NationalDictionary of Political Economy, and the Journal of theRoyal Asiatic Society, in which he wrote much onBuddhism-a subject which he had studied in India andCeylon. His interest in Buddhism began while he wasan undergraduate at Oxford, where he taught himselfPali and Sanskrit in order to read the Buddhist scripturesin original. Since his retirement in 1947, he had " amusedhimself," as he said., by writing a chapter and verserecord, against the background of great national andinternational happenings, of how the local medical pro-fession rose to an emergency.
Luppy," as he wasaffectionately called, has left behind him an honouredname and a record of high endeavour and achievement.To those of us who knew him there remains the memoryof a cultured, wise, and very kindly gentleman.
In 1900 he married Sybil, daughter of Major-GeneralFendall Currie, who died in 1932. The two daughtersof the marriage survive him. R. MCC.
THOMAS JAMES EVANSM.A. Oxfd
Mr. T. J. Evans, who died on Nov. 23 at the age of 80,came to Guy’s in 1914 as lecturer in biology. From 1937until his retirement in 1945 he served also as dean of themedical school, an office which had never before beenheld except by a doctor. For sixteen years his post waspart-time, but in 1931, when the school first receivedfinancial help through the University Grants Committee,he was appointed whole-time lecturer.Born in a small Cardiganshire village, he was fortunate
in coming under the influence of a wise headmaster whoearly recognised his qualities and ability, and encouragedhim to continue his studies first at University College,Aberystwyth, and afterwards at Jesus College, Oxford,where he soon made his mark as a zoologist. Later hecarried out original investigations at the Marine Bio-logical Station, Naples. As a schoolboy he was almostentirely Welsh-speaking, so that when he first visitedLondon to take the matriculation examination he haddifficulty in making himself understood. All his life heread widely and had many interests outside his chosensubject of zoology. Although he spent most of his adultyears in England, and became a master of both spokenand written English, he never lost his attractive andmusical Welsh intonation, and maintained a passionateinterest in the language, literature, and culture of hisnative country.Evans had a great gift for stimulating the interest and
arousing the enthusiasm of his students, and under hiswise guidance the biology department gradually devel-oped into a large, well-equipped department playing afull part in the activities of Guy’s. When the 1939-45 warbroke out Evans, as dean, took immediate steps to movethe preclinical departments to Tunbridge Wells, wherewithin a few weeks students’ hostels were set up andlaboratory accommodation improvised. Although pastthe usual age for retirement he never spared himself, butworked incessantly for the welfare of the medical schooland the maintenance of the Guy’s tradition despite alldifficulties. He will long be remembered for his personalcharm, kindly nature, and human qualities, which wonthe respect and affection of all who knew him, and notleast of those with whom he was so closely associatedduring the critical war years.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths
JAQ6ER.—On Nov. M at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital,Winchester, Francis Field Cunningham Jagger, M.B.. F.F.R., ofPriors Acre, Abbotts Road, Winchester, aged 80.
Diary of the Week
DEC. 11 TO 17Sunday, 11 thSIGERIST SOCIETY
3 r.M. (Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, W.C.I.) Dr. A. D.Morris : James Parkinson-Social and Political Reformer.
Monday, 12theUNIVERSITY OF LONDON
5 P.M. (London Hospital Medical College, Turner Street, E.],)Prof. H. M. Weyrauch (Stanford University, U.S.A.):Non-obstructive Urinary Infections.
MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY9 P.M. (Medical School, University of Manchester.) General
Practice. Dr. C. Metcalfe Brown : Preventive Medicine inGeneral Practice.
Tuesday, 13theROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
3.45 P.M. Prof. Geoffrey Hadfield : Pituitary-dependent BreastCancer. (Imperial Cancer Research Fund lecture.)
5 P.M. Professor Weyrauch : Landmarks in Uretero-intestinalAnastomosis. (Moynihan lecture.)
BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION5.30 P.M. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Keppel Street, W.C.I.) Dr. J. N. Hunt : Gastric DigestiveFunction in Man.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 1, Wimpole Street, W.15.30 P.M. Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics. Dr. R. C.
Muehroke, Dr. R. A. Joske : Renal Biopsy.8 P.M. Psychiatry. Prof. W. M. Millar, Mr. Arnold Bursill:
Psychiatry and Psychology.INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY, National Hospital, Queen Square, V’.C’.l
5.30 P.M. Dr. R. A. Henson : Central Pain, including PainfulPhantom Limbs.
INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY, Lisle Street, W.C.25.30 P.M. Dr. P. D. Sanunan : The Erythemas.
MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY8 P.M. Surgery. Mr. D. C. Racker: Pelvic Exenteration.
Wednesday, 14thROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
4.30 P.M. Physical Medicine. Dr. J. Shulman: Organisationof Physical-medicine Departments in a Provincial Non-teaching Hospital.
INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY5.30 P.M. Dr.H.Haber: Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Eruptions.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF HEALTH, 90, Buckingham Palace Road, S.IV.12.30 P.M. Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys: Vaccination
Against Poliomyelitis.BIRMINGHAM MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 134, Great Charles Street.
Birmingham, 3 ,
8 r.al. Psychiatry. Prof. Alexander Kennedy: Human Reactionsto Danger.
NOTTINGHAM MEDICO-CHIRL-RGICAL SOCIETY, 64, St. James’s Street.Nottingham
8.30 P.M. Mr. N. L. Eckhoff : Plastic Surgery in Relation toGeneral Surgery.
MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY4.30 P.M. Pathology. Dr. Harry Harris : Human Biochemical
Genetics.ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH, Edinburgh, 8
3.30 P.M. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder : Some Problems in Homo-plasty with special reference to Corneal Grafting.
ROYAL FACULTY OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, 242, St. VincentStreet, Glasgow, C.2
5 P.M. Mr. Roland Barnes : Modern Trends in Bone and JointTuberculosis.
Thursday, 15theROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON
5 P.M. Sir Geoffrey Marshall: Tudor Edwards-His Contributionto the Study of Diseases of the Chest. (Tudor Edwardslecture.)
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND5 P.M. Prof. Roger Warwick : Oculomotor Organisation. (Arris
and Gale lecture.)BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION
5.30 P.M. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.)Dr. R. E. Davies: Biochemical Aspects of GastricSecretion.
INSTITUTE OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNIECOLOGY3 P.M. (Hammersmith Hospital, Duoane Road, W.12.) Mr.
D. W. Currie : Carcinoma of Cervix.LIVERPOOL MEDICAL INSTITUTION, 114, Mount Pleasant, 3
8 P.M. Dr. R. M. Evans, Mr. J. Howell Hughes: Medical andSurgical Aspects of the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer.
Friday, 16thINSTITUTE OF OBSTETRICS AND GYN.9<:COLOGY
4.30 P.M. (Chelsea Hospital for Women, S.W.3.) Dr. E. C.Fahmy : Pelvic Tuberculosis.
ROYAL MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY8.30 P.M. (Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, 242,
St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, C.2.) Prof. Robert Cruick-shank : Acute Respiratory Infections.
Saturday, 17thINSTITUTE OF ORTHOPAEDICS, 234, Great Portland Street, W.I .I
10 A.M. Mr. J. N. Wilson : Treatment of Club Foot.