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received the support of the general hospitals. He was gladto say that they had recently made a new departure-viz.,the supply of artificial teeth to the necessitous poor. Mr.Morton Smale said that one thing he particularly wishedto insist upon was that the licence in Dental Surgery wasthe only criterion of a person’s fitness to attend to theteeth. With reference to the proposed dental representativeon the Medical Council he thought that he ought certainly tobeon the Medical as well as the Dental Register, and he hopedthat should one be elected he would not take up more of theCouncil’s time with dental business than was necessary, as itwas a very expensive process. Messrs. Maggs, F. Canton,Dr. W. J. Collins, David Hepburn, and others made appro-priate speeches, and there was some good music. ,


THE usual winter dinner of this club was held on the26th ult., in the Holborn Restaurant. Professor Sir GeorgeMacleod occupied the chair, and among those present werethe Solicitor-General for Scotland, Mr. H. Craik, C.B ,Professor Struthers, Dr. M’Intyre (the donor of the Stu-dents’ Union), Mr. James Alexander Campbell, M.P., SirWilliam Mac Cormac, and Professor John M. Thomson.After the toast of "The Queen "had been duly proposedand honoured, the chairman proposed "The Glasgow Uni-versity Club, London," remarking that it did good work inpromoting fellowship between Glasgow University and itsgraduates. Sir Charles Pearson, M.P., then proposed " OurAlma Mater," a toast which was drunk with enthusiasm,and which was responded to by Professor Sir G. H. B.Macleod. Professor Struthers of Aberdeen, in a humorousspeech, proposed " The Houses of Parliament," which toastwas responded to by Mr. J. A. Campbell. The remainingtoasts were "The Guests," proposed by Mr. Craik, and re-plied to by Dr. M’lntyre, who related the circumstanceswhich led to his idea of founding the union for the stu-dents ; and "The Chairman," proposed by Sir WilliamMac Cormac.For the information of those of our readers who are con-

nected with Glasgow University, and may desire to jointhe club, we may mention that the hon. secretaries are

Dr. G. A. Heron, F.R.C.P., 57, Harley-street, W., andMr. J. R. McIlraith. M.A., LL.B., Barristerat-Law,4, Harcourt-buildings, Temple, E.C.


THE autumn general meeting of the above Associationwas held at 11, Chandos-street, on the 25th ult. In theabsence of the President, Dr. George H. Kidd, who wasdetained in Dublin, the chair was occupied by Sir ThomasCrawford, K.C.B. (ex-president). There was a large attend-ance of members, including Sir W. Mac Cormac, Dr. H. M.Jones, and Dr. R. Fegan (ex- presidents), Dr. Gilbart-Smith(President-elect), and the honorary secretaries, Mr. Stewart,Mr. Ffolliott, and Dr. Cagney.The Honorary Provincial Secretary reported that in con-

sequence of the action of the Association last July thecommittee of the Bristol General Hospital had summoneda special board of governors for the following day to repealthe rule by which diplomates of the two Royal Colleges inIreland had hitherto been excluded from competing forhonorary staff appointments. The announcement was re-ceived with evident satisfaction by the members present.It was determined to make a fresh appeal for subscriptionsto the special fund established to meet the expenses con-nected with the agitation against such exclusiveness else-where, the Chairman remarking that he hoped they wouldbe enabled to attack the strongholds of monopoly in otherplaces with success as great as they had in Bristol.The Council was authorised to take what action it might

deem advisable in reference to the Midwives RegistrationBill when again introduced into Parliament.

On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by DrGilbart-Smith, it was resolved unanimously to enteron the records an expression of the great loss the Associa-tion had sustained by the death of Dr. Edward Waters ofChester.The members now on the roll was reported to be 640.The members and their friends dined together the same

evening at the Holborn Restaurant. Sir Wm. MacCormae(Vice- President) occupied the chair. The President of theRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland, replying to the toastof " The Guests," congratulated the Association on thevictory they had obtained in Bristol-a victory which hisCollege had been glad to help them to secure. He defieaeanyone to say that the diplomates of his College were inany way inferior to those holding London qualifications.The success of many of his own old pupils when they cameto England-examples of which might be quoted fromthose he saw round him-proved the contrary. ProfessorMacnamara, in proposing the toast of the evening, saidthat an Association which kept alive in England the espritde corps so conspicuous among the pupils of Irish medicalschools was one that was sure to succeed, and he cordiallywished it the greatest prosperity. " The Health of theMedical Officers of the Army and Navy" was proposed byDr. Mapother, and responded to by Sir Thomas Crawford.The proceedings were enlivened by songs and recitations byMr. Nicholls, Mr. Brenon, Mr. Arthur Oswald, and Dr.Gilbart-Smith.




IN twenty-eight of the largest English towns 4656 birthsand 3532 deaths were registered during the week endingNov. 29th. The annual rate of mortality in these towns,which had increased in the preceding three weeks from20-8 to 21 -3 per 1000, declined again to 19-0 last week. Therate was 18-0 in London and 19-7 in the twenty-seven pro-vincial towns. During the past nine weeks of the currentquarter the death-rate in the twenty-eight towns averaged20-5 per 1000, and slightly exceeded the mean rate in thecorresponding periods of the ten years 1880-89. The lowestrates in these towns last week were 15-0 in Derby,15-5 in Salford, 15-9 in Bristol, and 16-5 in Bradford; thehighest rates were 22-4 in Oldham, 24-5 in Plymouth,26-8 in Preston, and 30-2 in Manchester. The deathsreferred to the principal zymotic diseases, which hadbeen 471 and 481 in the preceding two weeks, declinedlast week to 428; they included 172 from measles, 64from scarlet fever, 58 from diphtheria, 51 from diarrhoea,42 from whooping-cough, 41 from "fever" " (principallyenteric), and not one from small-pox. The lowestdeath-rates from these diseases were recorded in Hudders-field, Derby, Wolverhampton, and Portsmouth; the highestin Birkenhead, Bolton, Manchester, and Preston. The

greatest mortality from measles occurred in Sheffield, Man-chester, Bolton, Oldham, Preston, and Birkenhead; fromscarlet fever in Salford and Sheffield ; from whooping-coughin Leicester and Preston; and from "fever" in Newcastle-on-Tyne and Plymouth. The 58 deaths from diphtheriaincluded 48 in London and 2 in Sheffield. No death fromsmall-pox was registered in any of the twenty-eight towns;and no small-pox patients were under treatment in theMetropolitan Asylum Hospitals or in the High gate Small-pox Hospital on Saturday last. The number of scarletfever patients in the Metropolitan Asylum Hospitals andin the London Fever Hospital at the end of last weekwas 2000, against numbers declining from 2122 to 2059’on the preceding three Saturdays; the patients admittedduring the week were 132, against 186 and 205 in theprevious two weeks. The deaths referred to diseases ofthe respiratory organs in London, which had been 46&and 459 in the preceding two weeks, further declined to375 last week, and were 61 below the corrected average.The causes of 87, or 2-5 per cent., of the deaths in thetwenty-eight towns were not certified either by a regis-tered medical practitioner or by a coroner. All the causesof death were duly certified in Norwich, Bristol, Wolver-hampton, Sunderland, and in three other smallertowns. The largest proportions of uncertified deathswere recorded in Sheffield, Hull, Salford, Liverpool, andBlackburn.