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" Hughes was modest to a degree that perhaps prevented himfrom achieving world-wide acclaim. Nevertheless, those whoknew him and his work had no doubt as to his real worth."
Dr. R. H. SCOTT, former chief medical officer of ShellInternational Petroleum Company, died on Dec. 22 at the ageof 65. After his retirement he was medical adviser to VoluntaryService Overseas.
Dr. G. S. MORGAN, who died on Jan. 1 at the age of 72, wasin practice in Horsham from 1926 until his retirement threeyears ago.
A memorial service for Dr. A. J. H. Tomlinson will be held atSt. Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road, London W.1, at11.30 A.M. on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Diary of the Week
JAN. 21 To 27Monday, 22ndROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London
W.C.25 P.M. Mr. R. W. Reid: Cause and Effect in Surgical Tuberculosis.
(Erasmus Wilson demonstration.)ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL, Ducane Road, London W.12
4 P.M. Dr. H. S. Wolff: Physiological Measurements on Man-fromIntensive Care to Social Physiology.
INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY, St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin,Lisle Street, London W.C.2
4.30 P.M. Dr. W. C. Noble: Bacteriology of Diseased Skin.INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST, Brompton Hospital, London S.W.3
6.15 P.M. Dr. L. H. Capel: Management of the Patient with ChronicAirways Obstruction.
MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY9 P.M. (Medical School.) General Practice. Dr. H. M. Gilles: Exotic
Diseases in Great Britain.
Tuesday, 23rdROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL4 P.M. Mr. J. S. Calnan: Advances in Understanding Lymphoedema.
BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London
W.C.I.) Prof. K. A. Porter: Vascular Phenomena in RenalTransplantation.
INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY4.30 P.M. Dr. D. D. Munro: Abnormalities of Hair Growth.
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE, Millbank, London S.W. 15 P.M. Mr. F. G. St. C. Strange: Early Treatment of Fractures and
Wednesday, 24thROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND
5 P.M. Sir Eric Riches: History of Lithotomy and Lithotrity. (Arnottdemonstration.)
ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL2 P.M. Dr. D. L. Gardner: Morbid Anatomy of Rheumatoid Arthritis
in Relation to Current Theories of its Pathogenesis.INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST
5 P.M. Dr. Capel: Management of Patients with Asthma.INSTITUTE OF UROLOGY, 10 Henrietta Street, London W.C.2
5 P.M. Mr. K. E. D. Shuttleworth: Neuropathic Bladder.ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, Gray’s Inn Road, London W.C.1
5.15 P.M. Dr. George Selby (Sydney): Facial Pain.MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY
4.30 P.M. (Medical School.) Meeting of Fellows. Dr. P. R. Evans:
Experiences with the British Psediatric Team in Saigon.
Thursday, 25thROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL
4 P.M. Prof. H. H. Bentall: Obstructive Lesions of the Aortic and LeftVentricular Outflow Tract.
BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health.) Dr. C. T. Dollery: Retinal
Circulation in Diabetes and Hypertension.ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL, Paddington, London W.2
5 P.M. (Wright-Fleming Institute.) Mr. John Frampton: Diagnosis inPostmaturity.
LONDON JEWISH HOSPITAL MEDICAL SOCIETY8.15 P.M. (11 Chandos Street, London W.I.) Mr. D. I. Williams:
Tumours in Childhood.UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
5 P.M. (Physiology department.) Prof. R. G. Mitchell: ChronicHandicap in Childhood.
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN5 P.M. (Foresterhill.) Sir Ian Hill: Retrospect and Prospect in Cardiology.
Friday, 26thROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL
4 P.M. Dr. J. D. Spillane: Neurology in Dwarfs.
Notes and News
ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
AT its annual general meeting in November the collegechanged its articles of association and made examination
compulsory for its membership except in " exceptionalindividual circumstances ". Applicants for membership mustalso have completed approved vocational training, includingnot less than two years’ hospital experience (including pre-registration posts), general practice experience of not lessthan 1 year as a trainee or 2 years otherwise; and 1 furtheryear in hospital or general practice. To give experiencedpractitioners the opportunity for a limited time to apply formembership without compulsory examination, the board ofcensors when considering applications submitted beforeJune 30 may accept long experience in practice as a possibleground for exemption.
NEWCASTLE’S NEW LOOK
Two new district hospitals are planned to take the placeof the old Newcastle General Hospital. Each will have about1000 beds; one is to be built on the site of the existing hospital,and the other elsewhere. This reorganisation occurs nearly100 years after the opening of the original workhouse hospitalin Newcastle on Dec. 7, 1870, and to mark the approachingcentenary the management committee has asked Dr. GeorgeHurrell to record the hospital’s history. When the hospital,which cost about f.:16,000 to build, was opened, it had 225 beds,1 doctor, and 6 nurses. By 1930 the number of beds hadincreased to 540, the number of doctors to 10, and the hospitalhad a flourishing training-school for nurses. At about thattime final-year students from the University of Durham beganto visit the wards and postgraduate lectures were started forgeneral practitioners. For the last decade general practitionershave been appointed as clinical assistants with access to wardrounds and outpatient clinics. Dr. Hurrell’s short book iswell documented and pleasantly illustrated.
University of BirminghamMr. J. A. Jordan has been appointed lecturer in obstetrics
and gynaecology, and Dr. D. R. Westbury lecturer in physiology.
University of BristolThe following degrees have been awarded:M.D.-B. H. Burns, A. J. Cooper, J. A. Hayes, M. S. Knapp, P. J. Thomas.Ch.M.-R. T. Marcus.
University of Newcastle upon TyneDr. Henry Miller, dean of medicine and professor of neuro-
logy in the university, has been appointed vice-chancellor insuccession to Dr. C. 1. C. Bosanquet, who will retire on Sept. 30.
University of GlasgowThe honorary degree of LL.D. is to be conferred in June on
Dr. John McQueen Johnston and Sir Brian Windeyer.
University of Western AustraliaDr. C. B. Kidd, senior lecturer in mental health in the
University of Aberdeen and consultant psychiatrist to theAberdeen teaching hospitals, has been appointed to the chairof psychiatry in the University of Western Australia.
Association of Head and Neck Oncologists of GreatBritain
At the inaugural meeting of this Association the followingwere elected officers for 1968:
President, Mr. R. W. Raven; vice-presidents, Dr. M. Lederman,Prof. B. E. D. Cooke; hon. treasurer, Mr. M. H. Harmer; hon.secretary, Mr. D. Ranger.
1. The History of Newcastle General Hospital. By GEORGE HURRELLassisted by GEORGE P. HARLAN. 1967. Pp. 118. (Obtainable fromthe group secretary of the hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle uponTyne, NE4 6BE. 21s.)