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882 Nisbet, Padmalochan Panigrahi, M. C. Patterson, Ziaur Rahman, P. J. Robinson, M. A. Rosenbluth, J. 0. Ryden, Judith F. A. Sailer. Gianfranco Santi, Amar Krishna Sinha, P. H. Swinhoe. D.P.H.-T. S. de Costa Dassenaieke. D.M.R.D.-N. S. Blake. D.A.-R-U-N. Khan. Ministry of Defence Major-General N. G. G. Talbot has been appointed director- general of Army medical services, with the rank of lieutenant- general, in succession to Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Drew. General Talbot was born in Hastings in 1914 and was educated at Great Yarmouth and Reigate Grammar Schools and at King’s College Hospital Medical School. He took the Conjoint qualification in 1937 and held house-appointments at King’s College before graduating M.B. in 1938. In the same year he was commissioned into the R.A.M.C., and during the 1939-45 war he gained wide experience with field medical units and took part in the Sicily and Italy landings with the 8th Army. He has served in Malta, Europe, and the Middle East; and he has held appointments as consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital, Aldershot, and at British military hospitals in Malta and West Germany, as adviser in obstetrics and gynaecology to the War Office and Ministry of Defence, as officer commanding Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, and as deputy director of medical services of the 1st (Br.) Corps in Germany. In 1953 he took the M.D., and in 1960 he was elected F.R.C.O.G. At present he is commandant and director of studies at the Royal Army Medical College, London. Health Education Council Dr. W. T. Jones has been appointed the first director general of the council. Dr. Jones, who is 41, was born in Cumberland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1950. He took the M.D. in 1957. Since 1963 he has been medical director with the West Midlands Industrial Health Service, and he also holds part-time academic posts at Birmingham University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London Hospital Medical College Sir John McMichael, F.R.S., is to give the Schorstein lecture on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4.15 P.M., at the college hall, Ashfield Street. He will speak on the story of digitalis. Tickets may be had from the secretary of the college, Turner Street, E.1. Sir John McMichael, F.R.S., has been awarded the international prize (E8000) of the Wihuri Foundation of Finland for his services to medicine. CORRIGENDA: Biological Views of Race.-In this annotation (Oct. 5, p. 762) " vivax malaria (2nd paragraph, 8th line from end) should be " falciparum malaria Urinary Rhythm after Renal Transplantation.-In the letter by Dr. J. P. Thomas and his colleagues (Oct. 5, p. 777) the second para- graph should have begun: " Three asthmatic patients noted that they passed more urine by night than by day after treatment with prednisone ... " Abuse of Methylamphetamine.-The work by Prof. Leonard Goldberg which we referred to in our annotation last week (p. 818) is published in the United Nations Bulletin on Narcotics, 1968, vol. xx, p.l. Appointments HADDOW, F. G., M.B. Birm., D.P.H., D.I.H.: M.o.H. and medical superintendent of hospitals, Orkney. NIMMO-SMITH, R. C., M.A. Oxon., M.B. Edin., M.R.C.P.E.: regional M.O., Scottish Home and Health Department, Glasgow. PARRY, W. H., M.D. L’pool, D.P.H., D.T.M. & H.: M.O.H., Nottingham. North East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board: BEARDWELL, NORMA A., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P., D.PHYS. MED.: consultant in physical medicine, Ilford and district hospital group. EDWARDS, A. J., M.SC. McGill, M.CHIR. Cantab., F.R.C.S.: consultant surgeon, Hackney hospital group. HANSON, GILLIAN C., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P. : consultant physician, Forest hospital group. MALPAS, J. S., D.PHIL. Oxon., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P.: consultant physician, East London hospital group. STANTON, M. B., M.B. Lond., F.R.C.S., D.L.O. : consultant E.N.T. surgeon, Enfield hospital group. Diary of the Week OCT. 20 To 26 Monday, 21st ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL, Ducane Road, London W.12 6 P.M. Dr. M. D. A. Vickers: Cholinesterases and their Inhibitors. INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST, Brompton Hospital, London S.W.3 6.15 P.M. Dr. Simon Godfrey: Respiratory Function Tests in Children. Tuesday, 22nd ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London W.C.2 5 P.M. Mr. S. J. S. Lam: Modern Concepts in the Surgical Correction of Scoliosis and Kyphosis. (Hunterian lecture.) BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION 5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London W.C.1.) Prof. M. F. A. Woodruff: Antilymphocytic Serum. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE, Millbank, London S.W.1 5 P.M. Dr. S. C. Gold: Cutaneous Clues to Cancer. WESTMINSTER MEDICAL SCHOOL, Horseferry Road, London S.W.1 5.15 P.M. Mr. Alan Parks: Common Anal Conditions. Wednesday, 23rd ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND 5 P.M. Prof. R. J. Last: Functions of the Larynx. (Arnott demonstration.) ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL 2 P.M. Dr. Barbara E. Clayton: Phenylketonuria and other Amino-acid Disorders in Children. INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY, St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, London W.C.2 4.30 P.M. Dr. Z. L. Szur: Dermatological Radiotherapy-I. INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST 5 P.M. Lord Brock: Basic Principles in Diagnosis as Illustrated by Thoracic Disease. INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London S.E.5 5.30 P.M. Dr. D. Stafford Clark: Films as Bridges in Psychiatry. INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY, Queen Square, London W.C.1 6 P.M. Dr. J. Diamond: Inhibition of Neurones. 7 P.M. Prof. P. B. Bradley: Central Actions of Drugs. INSTITUTE OF UROLOGY, 10 Henrietta Street, London W.C.2 5 P.M. Mr. J. E. A. Wickham: Surgery of Renal Stone. ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, Gray’s Inn Road, London W.C.l 5.15 P.M. Prof. R. M. Kark (Chicago): Natural History of Lipoid Nephrosis and of Membranous Glomerulonephritis. UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 4 P.M. (Nuffield Department of Medicine, Radcliffe Infirmary.) Prof. Viking Bjork (Stockholm): Problems in Heart Surgery. Thursday, 24th BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION 5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health.) Mrs. J. D. Almeida: Electron Microscopy of Antigen-antibody Reactions. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, Gower Street, W.C.1 5.30 P.M. Dr. Francis Crick: Social Impact of Biology. (Rickman Godlee lecture.) ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL, Paddington, London W.2 5 P.M. (Wright-Fleming Institute.) Mr. A. G. Amias: Cerebral Vascular Disease and Pregnancy. LONDON JEWISH HOSPITAL MEDICAL SOCIETY 8.15 P.M. (11 Chandos Street, W.1.) Prof. D. N. Baron: Practitioners’ Use of the Laboratory. LIVERPOOL MEDICAL INSTITUTION, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 3 8 P.M. Dr. T. Gimlette: Radioisotopes in Medical Diagnosis. UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE 5 P.M. (Physiology department.) Prof. Thomas McKeown: Medical Science and Medical Care. Friday, 25th UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 3.30 P.M. (Royal College of Surgeons.) Dr. W. Newlon Tauxe (Mayo clinic): Advances in External Scintillating Techniques. ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL 4 P.M. Prof. John Hardwicke: Immunological Aspects of Renal Disease. MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF VENEREAL DISEASES, 11 Chandos Street, London W. 1 8 P.M. Dr. P. J. L. Sequeira: Serological Diagnosis of Syphilis in Conditions of Low Incidence. UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 6.30 P.M. (Nuffield department of orthopaedics.) Dr. P. M. Dunn: Morphology and Pathology of the Hip-joint at Birth. Saturday, 26th UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 8.30 A.M. (Nuffield department of orthopaedics.) Dr. P. M. Dunn: Congenital Postural Deformities. 9.45 A.M. Mr. E. W. Somerville: Orthopaedic Aspects of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip.

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Nisbet, Padmalochan Panigrahi, M. C. Patterson, Ziaur Rahman, P. J.Robinson, M. A. Rosenbluth, J. 0. Ryden, Judith F. A. Sailer. GianfrancoSanti, Amar Krishna Sinha, P. H. Swinhoe.D.P.H.-T. S. de Costa Dassenaieke.D.M.R.D.-N. S. Blake.D.A.-R-U-N. Khan.

Ministry of DefenceMajor-General N. G. G. Talbot has been appointed director-

general of Army medical services, with the rank of lieutenant-general, in succession to Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Drew.

General Talbot was born in Hastings in 1914 and was educated atGreat Yarmouth and Reigate Grammar Schools and at King’s CollegeHospital Medical School. He took the Conjoint qualification in 1937and held house-appointments at King’s College before graduatingM.B. in 1938. In the same year he was commissioned into the

R.A.M.C., and during the 1939-45 war he gained wide experiencewith field medical units and took part in the Sicily and Italy landingswith the 8th Army. He has served in Malta, Europe, and the MiddleEast; and he has held appointments as consultant obstetrician andgynaecologist at the Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital, Aldershot,and at British military hospitals in Malta and West Germany, asadviser in obstetrics and gynaecology to the War Office and Ministryof Defence, as officer commanding Cambridge Military Hospital,Aldershot, and as deputy director of medical services of the 1st (Br.)Corps in Germany. In 1953 he took the M.D., and in 1960 he waselected F.R.C.O.G. At present he is commandant and director of studiesat the Royal Army Medical College, London.

Health Education Council

Dr. W. T. Jones has been appointed the first director

general of the council.Dr. Jones, who is 41, was born in Cumberland and studied

medicine at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1950. Hetook the M.D. in 1957. Since 1963 he has been medical directorwith the West Midlands Industrial Health Service, and he alsoholds part-time academic posts at Birmingham University and theLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

London Hospital Medical CollegeSir John McMichael, F.R.S., is to give the Schorstein lecture

on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4.15 P.M., at the college hall, AshfieldStreet. He will speak on the story of digitalis. Tickets maybe had from the secretary of the college, Turner Street, E.1.

Sir John McMichael, F.R.S., has been awarded the internationalprize (E8000) of the Wihuri Foundation of Finland for his servicesto medicine.

CORRIGENDA: Biological Views of Race.-In this annotation

(Oct. 5, p. 762) " vivax malaria (2nd paragraph, 8th line from end)

should be " falciparum malaria

Urinary Rhythm after Renal Transplantation.-In the letter byDr. J. P. Thomas and his colleagues (Oct. 5, p. 777) the second para-graph should have begun:

" Three asthmatic patients noted that theypassed more urine by night than by day after treatment with

prednisone ... "

Abuse of Methylamphetamine.-The work by Prof. Leonard

Goldberg which we referred to in our annotation last week (p. 818) ispublished in the United Nations Bulletin on Narcotics, 1968, vol. xx,p.l.

AppointmentsHADDOW, F. G., M.B. Birm., D.P.H., D.I.H.: M.o.H. and medical superintendent

of hospitals, Orkney.NIMMO-SMITH, R. C., M.A. Oxon., M.B. Edin., M.R.C.P.E.: regional M.O.,

Scottish Home and Health Department, Glasgow.PARRY, W. H., M.D. L’pool, D.P.H., D.T.M. & H.: M.O.H., Nottingham.North East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board:BEARDWELL, NORMA A., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P., D.PHYS. MED.: consultant in

physical medicine, Ilford and district hospital group.EDWARDS, A. J., M.SC. McGill, M.CHIR. Cantab., F.R.C.S.: consultant

surgeon, Hackney hospital group.HANSON, GILLIAN C., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P. : consultant physician, Forest

hospital group.MALPAS, J. S., D.PHIL. Oxon., M.B. Lond., M.R.C.P.: consultant physician,

East London hospital group.STANTON, M. B., M.B. Lond., F.R.C.S., D.L.O. : consultant E.N.T. surgeon,

Enfield hospital group.

Diary of the Week

OCT. 20 To 26Monday, 21stROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL, Ducane Road, London W.12

6 P.M. Dr. M. D. A. Vickers: Cholinesterases and their Inhibitors.INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST, Brompton Hospital, London S.W.3

6.15 P.M. Dr. Simon Godfrey: Respiratory Function Tests in Children.

Tuesday, 22ndROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London

W.C.25 P.M. Mr. S. J. S. Lam: Modern Concepts in the Surgical Correction

of Scoliosis and Kyphosis. (Hunterian lecture.)BRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION

5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London W.C.1.)Prof. M. F. A. Woodruff: Antilymphocytic Serum.

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE, Millbank, London S.W.15 P.M. Dr. S. C. Gold: Cutaneous Clues to Cancer.

WESTMINSTER MEDICAL SCHOOL, Horseferry Road, London S.W.15.15 P.M. Mr. Alan Parks: Common Anal Conditions.

Wednesday, 23rdROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND

5 P.M. Prof. R. J. Last: Functions of the Larynx. (Arnott demonstration.)ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL

2 P.M. Dr. Barbara E. Clayton: Phenylketonuria and other Amino-acidDisorders in Children.

INSTITUTE OF DERMATOLOGY, St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin,Lisle Street, London W.C.2

4.30 P.M. Dr. Z. L. Szur: Dermatological Radiotherapy-I.INSTITUTE OF DISEASES OF THE CHEST

5 P.M. Lord Brock: Basic Principles in Diagnosis as Illustrated byThoracic Disease.

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London S.E.55.30 P.M. Dr. D. Stafford Clark: Films as Bridges in Psychiatry.

INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY, Queen Square, London W.C.16 P.M. Dr. J. Diamond: Inhibition of Neurones.7 P.M. Prof. P. B. Bradley: Central Actions of Drugs.

INSTITUTE OF UROLOGY, 10 Henrietta Street, London W.C.25 P.M. Mr. J. E. A. Wickham: Surgery of Renal Stone.

ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, Gray’s Inn Road, London W.C.l5.15 P.M. Prof. R. M. Kark (Chicago): Natural History of Lipoid

Nephrosis and of Membranous Glomerulonephritis.UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

4 P.M. (Nuffield Department of Medicine, Radcliffe Infirmary.) Prof.Viking Bjork (Stockholm): Problems in Heart Surgery.

Thursday, 24thBRITISH POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL FEDERATION

5.30 P.M. (Institute of Child Health.) Mrs. J. D. Almeida: ElectronMicroscopy of Antigen-antibody Reactions.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, Gower Street, W.C.15.30 P.M. Dr. Francis Crick: Social Impact of Biology. (Rickman

Godlee lecture.)ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL, Paddington, London W.2

5 P.M. (Wright-Fleming Institute.) Mr. A. G. Amias: Cerebral VascularDisease and Pregnancy.

LONDON JEWISH HOSPITAL MEDICAL SOCIETY8.15 P.M. (11 Chandos Street, W.1.) Prof. D. N. Baron: Practitioners’

Use of the Laboratory.LIVERPOOL MEDICAL INSTITUTION, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 3

8 P.M. Dr. T. Gimlette: Radioisotopes in Medical Diagnosis.UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

5 P.M. (Physiology department.) Prof. Thomas McKeown: MedicalScience and Medical Care.

Friday, 25thUNIVERSITY OF LONDON

3.30 P.M. (Royal College of Surgeons.) Dr. W. Newlon Tauxe (Mayoclinic): Advances in External Scintillating Techniques.

ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL4 P.M. Prof. John Hardwicke: Immunological Aspects of Renal Disease.

MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF VENEREAL DISEASES, 11 Chandos Street,London W. 1

8 P.M. Dr. P. J. L. Sequeira: Serological Diagnosis of Syphilis inConditions of Low Incidence.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD6.30 P.M. (Nuffield department of orthopaedics.) Dr. P. M. Dunn:

Morphology and Pathology of the Hip-joint at Birth.

Saturday, 26thUNIVERSITY OF OXFORD8.30 A.M. (Nuffield department of orthopaedics.) Dr. P. M. Dunn:

Congenital Postural Deformities.9.45 A.M. Mr. E. W. Somerville: Orthopaedic Aspects of Congenital

Dislocation of the Hip.