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Horton Hospital in 1949, and for the greater part of herperiod of service there she held the position of registrar.She obtained the D.P.M. in 1952.
J. H. W. writes : " Dr. Kahan was a shrewd andcareful clinician and her experience and special qualifi-cations were invaluable during the difficult period whenHorton Hospital was reverting to its original psychiatricfunction. She will be long remembered for her happyrelationship with both staff and patients and for herhumane attitude to their problems. During the last twoyears she was often in pain, and her steadfastness,courage, and devotion to duty were the admiration of allwho shared her secret."Her husband is Dr. Alexander Kahan, consultant
physician to St. James’ Hospital, Balham, and sheleaves a son and a daughter.
Diary of the Week
OCT. 4 TO 10Tuesday, 6thINSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY, St. John’s Hospital, Lisle Street,
W.C.25.30 P.M. Dr. C. 0. Carter : Principles of Genetics.
Wednesday, 7thROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, 1, Wimpole Street, W.1
5.15 p.ml. Section of History of Medicine. Colonel H. R. Gilmore(Washington, D.C.) : Medical Aspects of the Assassinationof Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Bernard Freedman : LastIllness of Dr. Edward Wilson of the Antarctic.
8 P.M. Section of Surgery. Sir Heneage Ogilvie : Life’s LikeThat. (Presidential address.)
INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY5.30 P.M. Dr. H. Haber : Normal Histology of the Skin.
- INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY, the National Hospital, Queen Square,W.C.1
5 P.M. Sir Francis Walshe, F.H.s. : Principles of ClinicalNeurology.
EUGENICS SOCIETY5.30 P.M.(Burlington House, Piccadilly, W.1.) Mr. James Shields,
B.A. : Personality Differences and Neurotic Traits inNormal Twin Schoolchildren.
YORKSHIRE SOCIETY OF ANÆSTHETISTS8 P.M. (Leeds General Infirmary.) Dr. W. D. Wylie : Obstetrical
Anfesthesia with Particular Reference to Cases withCardiac Disease.
MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY4.30 P.M. (University of Manchester.) Prof. John Morley :
A Surgical Retrospect. (Presidential address.)
Thursday, 8thBRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FI:DEI2ATION
5.30 P.M. (Senate House, University of London, Malet Street,W.C.I.) Sir Henry Dale, O.M., F.R.s. : Scientific Methodin Medical Research.
COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS5.45 P.M. (Society of Apothecaries, Black Friars Lane, E.C.4.)
Dr. Geoffrey Barber : Entry into and Setting up inGeneral Practice.
LONDON HOSPITAL MEDICAL COLLEGE. Turner Street, E.15 P.M. Sir James Spence : Varieties of Clinical Experience.
(Schorstein lecture.)ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
5 P.M. Section of Ophthalmology. Mr. J. P. F. Lloyd, Dr. S. A. E.Hakim : Epidemic Glaucoma.
8 P.M. Section of Neurology. Dr. E. A. Carmichael: Pattern ofAutonomic Function. (Presidential address.)
ALFRED ADLER MEDICAL SOCIETY8 P.M. (11, Chandos Street, W.1.) Discussion between Psychia-
trists and Physicians on Psychological Reactions toPhysical Disease.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS5 P.M. (Medical School. Small’s Wynd, Dundee.) Sir Russell
Brain, P.R.C.P.: Consciousness and Unconsciousness.
Friday, 9thINSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY
5.30 P.M. Dr. O. L. S. Scott : Developmental Abnormalities.
Saturday, 10th .
SOUTH EAST METROPOLITAN REGIONAL TUBERCULOSIS SOCIETY11 A.M. (Grove Park Hospital, Marvels Lane, Lee, S.E.12.)
Sir Geoffrey Todd, Dr. James Maxwell, Major Thomas C.Wright, u.s.A.F., Mr. F. Ronald Edwards: Brains Trust.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths
BIRTHSSAMUEL.—On Sept. 19, at Johannesburg, South Africa, to Vera,
wife of Dr. Eric Samuel-a daughter.
ZUCKERMANN.—On Sept. 29, at Nottingliam, Ernst Guckermann,M.D. Breslau, L.R.c.r.E.
Notes and News
INQUIRY INTO HEALTH VISITINGTHE Ministers of Health and Education and the Secretary
of State for Scotland have appointed a working party to adviseon the proper field of work and the recruitment and trainingof health visitors in the National Health Service and SchoolHealth Service. The chairman of the working party will beSir Wilson Jameson, F.n.c.p. ; and its members are Dr. A.Beauchamp (Birmingham), Alderman Mrs. K. Chambers,C.B.E., LL.D., J.P. (Bradford), Miss E. G. Himsworth, R.G.N.,s.c.M. (nursing supervisor for Midlothian and Peebles), Miss E.Stephenson, s.it.N., S.C.M. (chief nursing officer, Newcastle
upon Tyne), and Dr. J. F. Warin (medical officer of health,Oxford). The working party will be advised by a steeringcommittee, also under the chairmanship of Sir Wilson Jameson,on which the Government Departments concerned will berepresented. This will have the expert advice on social workersand their training of Miss Eileen Younghusband, M.B.E., J.P.,and Prof. R. M. Titmuss.The inquiry, work on which will start this month, is expected
to deal with the general position of the health visitor in thelight of experience now gained-including, for example, waysin which she might cooperate with the family doctor and thehospitals-but not with services with which the appointingMinisters are not directly concerned. The joint secretariesto the inquiry are Mr. R. Pronger and Miss M. H. Cook, s.R.N.(Ministry of Health, Chesham House, Regent Street, London,W. 1).
TREASURES OF ORTHOPÆDICS
BEFORE concluding his term of office as president of theBritish Orthopaedic Association, Sir REGINALD WATSON-
JoNES, with Lady Watson-Jones, gave a dinner at the RoyalCollege of Surgeons on Sept. 25, when the guests includedformer presidents of the association and members of theexecutive. One of his aims as president, he said, had been tostrengthen the younger generation’s appreciation of what hadbeen done by their forerunners, and he had been disturbedat the thought of many of the historic treasures of ortho-paedics, up and down the country, being irretrievably lost.With the help of Mrs. Hilda Watson and Lady Probyn-Jones(daughter and daughter-in-law of Sir Robert Jones), andothers, he had in the past twelve months formed the nucleusof a national collection which would be housed, for theassociation, at the Royal College of Surgeons. Local collec-tions-at Liverpool and Oxford for example-should bemaintained and extended ; and to correlate all these posses-sions a new office had been created-that of keeper of thearchives, of the British Orthopaedic Association. (" Rocyn-Jones doesn’t know it yet, but he is the keeper of the
archives ...")Prof. BRYAN McFARLAND, president-elect, who presented a
chisel used by Robert Jones at his last public operation, saidthat such things were symbols evoking memories. Fromtradition springs the desire to emulate and if possible surpassthe achievement of our predecessors, to maintain their highprinciples, and to hold the ground they gained. Hillary andTensing had climbed Everest on the shoulders of their fellows,and these on the shoulders of previous expeditions. Suchreflections inspired collective pride but personal humility- a firm basis from which to hand on the treasures of the past.
Sir THOMAS FAIRBANK recalled a day at Liverpool some 27years ago when he assisted Robert Jones in conducting thesecond examination for the M.CH. ORTH. and two of the fourcandidates were R. Watson-Jones and B. L. McFarland. He
proposed the toast of Two Historic Treasures Happily Stillwith Us-the president and president-elect. Mr. WILLIAMGrsSSANE, as a Birmingham surgeon, spoke on behalf of whathe called the dominions and colonies of orthopoedies.The chief guest, Lady Probyn-Jones, presented an embroidered
smoking-cap belonging to Hugh Owen Thomas, and Mrs. Watsonhad sent a portrait of her father by Copnall. Other exhibits includedthe signet ring and piccolo of H. 0. Thomas, his annotated inter-leaved copy of the 1st edition of a volume of contributions to medicineand surgery and the annotated letters (some in Welsh) of his great-grandfather Evan Thomas, which (said the President) give a vivididea of the atmosphere of orthopædic surgery at that period. AmongMSS. were letters on the foundation of the British OrthopædicAssociation, and among drawings some early etchings by Sir ThomasFairbank.From the College of Surgeons library and museum, Mr. W. R.
Lo Fanu and Mr. W. E. Thompson showed books, specimens, andinstruments. The specimens included a series by Sir WilliamMacewen illustrating the growth of bone, and another, on thetransplantation of bone, illustrating the essay with which E. W.Hey-Groves won the Jacksonian prize in 1916.