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SCARCITY or MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS nr JAMAICA.WB have received a host of letters requesting information on the above sub-
ject. Those of our correspondents who contemplate trying the experimentof makir.T a practice in Jamaica, will do well to read a letter in this day’sLANCET in reference to the matter.
X. F. B.-In Coxeter’s Catalogue of Surgical Instruments, drawings aregiven of Simpson’s short forceps. But our correspondent should rememberthat Sir James Simpson has frequently recommended practitioners to
use his long forceps on all occasions; believing that an obstetrician ismore likely to become dextrous in manipulating who confines himself toone pair of forceps, and studies that instrument carefully, than if he re-peatedly changes the form according as the fceta) head is situated high orlow in the pelvis. See the "Obstetric Memoirs and Contributions of JamesY. Simpson, M.D.," vol. i., p. 492. Edinburgh, 1855.
A—THE LANCET is printed on Thursday night, but not published till Fridaymorning.
A CoERBCTiox.To the Editor of THE LANCET.
SIR,—A mistake occurs in my first letter published in yonr journal of the22nd instant. The article referred to in Holmes’s System of Surgery shouldbe art. "Lithotrity," not Lithotomy. I shall feel obliged by your correctingthis error. I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
St. James’s-place, Dec. 22nd, 1866. WALTER J. COULSON.
A Candidate (Birmingham ), R. P., and others anxious to know the reasonwhy the names of the candidates recently examined in Arts at the
College of Surgeons have not been published, are informed that the reporthas not yet been made to the Council.
Scylla desires to know what remedy could be used for ascarides in a delicateperson, who has tried all the ordinary means without success.
"A CRY FOR HELP."Tin following contributions have been further received on behalf of the
Glasgow.—Though we cannot entirely concur in the resolutions passed at alate meeting of the Glasgow Medical Association, we do not think themopen to some objections which have been raised against them by a local paper.We repudiate anything like a system of trades unions amongst membersof a learned profession; but as we intend to enter more fully into this sub-ject on a future occasion, we refrain from noticing at length the objectionsof our correspondent. Circumstances may arise even in a profession likethat of medicine which may call for an association amongst those moreimmediately interested.
A General Practitioner.—It is gratifying to learn that the disagreement hasbeen adjusted.
EFFECTS OF IODIDE OF POTASSIUM.
To the Editor qfTfIE LANCET.SIR,—In answer to Mr. Miller’s inquiry, I beg to state that there are
several ways of preventing the catarrhal symptoms caused by the exhibitionof iodide of potassium. In susceptible persons the dose must be small, muchdiluted, and taken on an empty stomach. It may be combined with carbonateof potash, which prevent-; iodine being set free in the stomach. It may beadministered in combination with ammonia, which acts on the skin, and sorelieves the mucous membranes; or it may be combined with laudanum.
I am, Sir, yours, &c.,Maida-hill, December 24th, 1906. B. S. Sissojr, M.D.
Quœrens.—A. It is not imperative that he should live in the district. B. is
qualified to hold a union appointment in any part of England and Wales.If the Poor-law Board insist upon it, A. must reside; but, under the cir-cumstances of the case, we do not think the Board would interfere if the
guardians elected A.
ERRATUM.—In a paragraph in our last number, page 714, headed " New wayof treating Cancerous Tumours," chloride of zinc (fourth line from bottomof first column) should read chloride of .ilr;er.
COMMUNICATIONS, LETTERS, &c., have been received from—Dr. Dickson;Mr. Barnard Holt; Dr. Greenhalgh; Dr. Habershon; Mr. F. J. Gant;Baron Liebig; Mr. I. B. Brown; Mr. Gregory; Mr. Watson; Mr. Ashton;Dr. Christie, Xewport; Dr. Bleckley; Mr. 0. Pemberton, Birmingham;Mr. Carlyle; Mr. Holl ; Mr. Wellesley, Cardiff; Mr. Xewington, Goudhurst;Mr. Lowndes; Mr. Edwards; Dr. Jones, Towyn; Dr. Dods, Auchtergaven -,Dr. Elias ; Dr. Walker, Hanley; Dr. Tobin, Longridge ; Dr. W. A. Jamieacn,Preston; Mr. Gale; Mr. Broom; Dr. W. B. Herapath; Dr. Creegeen, Peel jDr. Underhill, Great Bridge; Mr. Thnrston, Wolston; Dr. Hardwieke;Mr. Laxton; Mr. Kennerley; Mr. Croft; Dr. Lance, Enniskean; Dr. Routh;Mr. Burnaby ; Mr. Cameron, Ardlai; Dr. Sullivan, Limerick; Mr. Welsh;Dr. Harling; Mr. Jackson; Dr. Ramsey, Galston; Mr. Price, Durham;Mr. Spilsby; Dr. O’Connor, Chatteris; Dr. M’Alister; Dr. Goodchild,Leamington; Dr. Edye; Dr. Scholefield, Pickering ; Dr. Dixon, Wrexham ;Mr. J. Williams; Mr. Leigh; Mr. Baines; Mr. Sandicand; Mr. Greenway;Dr. Jervis, Ashburton; Mr. Bennett, Llanurtyd; Mr. Lucas, Huntingdon;Mr.Rayner, Uxbridge; Dr. Kilire, Rothwell; Dr. Cullingworth, Bawtry;Mr. Machley, Wilsden; Mr. Corn; Mr. Hooker; Mr. Walter Williams;Dr. Sall; Mr. Leggatt; Mr. Haughton, Dublin; Mr. Fry; Mr. Chartham;Dr. Harden; Dr. Stewart, Newport; Dr. Case; Mr. J. Anderson, Heston;Mr. W. J. Coulson; Mr. Norris; Mr. Boustead, Kurrachee; Mr. Doherty,Kinsale; Mr. Bruce; Mr. J. Johnson; Dr. Adams, Glasgow; Dr. Plinio;Mr. Garnault; Mr. De Grelle; Mr. Lord; Mr. Goodsir; Mr. Curgenven;Dr. Handfield Jones; Mr. Harding; Mr. Coates, Bridlington; Dr. Sisson;Dr. Grosvenor; Mr. Ewen; Mr. Cornell; Dr. Morison, Swinton; Dr. Bell,Cockermouth; Dr. West; Mr. Garner, Downpatrick; Dr. Lindsey, Gilgel;Dr. Pratt, Mountmorris; Mr. Kendrick; Mr. Shillito; Dr. Ritchie, Glas-gow ; Mr. Hockin; Dr. Houseman, Barras Bridge; A Country Surgeon;A Constant Reader; Scylla; Country Practitioner ; J. Q. ; M.D., M.R.C.S.L.;John Bull; Quekett Microscopical Club; A M.D. hors de combat; F. R.;X. Y. B.; A. P. ; W. C.; Qumrens; Assistant-Surgeon; H. R.; A. B.; &o.
THE Liverpool Daily Po8t, the Retford News, and the Harrogate Heraldhave been received.
Medical Diary of the Week.Monday, Dec. 31.
ST. MARK’S HOSPITAL BOB FISTULA AND OTHER DISEASES OF THE RECTUM.—Operations, 9 A.M. and 1, P.M.
ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations, 10½ A.M.METROPOLITAN FREE HOSPITAL.—operations, 2 P.M.
Tuesday, Jan. 1.ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations, 101 A.3c.Guy’s HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1½ P.M.WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 P.M.NATIONAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 p.M.ROYAL INSTITUT]ION.-3 P.M. Prof. Frankland, "On the Chemistry of Gases."
(Juvenile Lectures.)ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.-8 P.M.PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.— 8 P.M. General Meeting for Election
Wednesday, Jan. 2.ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations, 10½ A.M.MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M.ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½ P.M.ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.—Operations, 11 P.M.ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL.—operations, 1½ P.M.GREAT NORTHERN HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 P.M.UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL.—operations, 2 p.M.LONDON HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 P.M.METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL OFFICERS OF HEALTH.—4 Mt.OBSTETRICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.— 7 P.M. Special Meeting of Council.-
8 P.M. Mr. W. A. Hunt: " Foetal Peritonitis in Utero;" and other papers.9 P.M. President’s Address.
Thursday, Jan. 3.ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—operations, 10½ A.M.CENTRAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL.—operations, 1 P.M.ST. GBOaGH’s HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M.LONDON SURGICAL HOME.—operations, 2 p.M.WEST LONDON HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 p.M.ROYAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL.-operations, 2 P.M.ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M. Prof. Frankland, " On the Chemistry of Gases."
(Juvenile Lectures.)HARVEIAN SOCIETY OF LONDON.— 8 P.M. The President: " Report of the
Committee on Infanticide and Infant Mortal ity."-Conversazione.
Friday, Jan. 4.ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations, 10½ A.3LWESTMINSTER OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1½ P.M.
Saturday, Jan. 5.ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL.—operations,9½ A.M.ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations, 10½ .LX.ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.—Operations, It P.M.KurG’s COLLEGE HOSPITAL.—operations, 1½ p.x.RoYAL FREE HOSPITAL.—operations, 1½ P.M.Caeanrs-caoss HOSPITAL.—operations, 2 P.M.ROYAL INSTITUTION.—3 P.M. Prof. FTankIand, "On the ChemistrY of.Gases."