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206 NORTH LONDON MEDICAL SOCIETY. - The annual meeting of this Society took place on Wednesday evening, the 10th instant, when the Oration was delivered by Dr. J. Russell Reynolds. The following officers for the ensuing year were then elected:-President: John Erichsen, Esq.-Vice-Presi- dents: Dr. Jenner, Dr. Hillier, Dr. Hare, John Hainworth, Esq.-Treasurer: Wm. Adams, Esq.-Hon. Secretary: Robt. Chas. Croft, Esq.-Councillors: Dr. J. R. Reynolds; W. Catlin, Esq.; Dr. Greenhalgh; C. J. F. Lord, Esq.; P. Mageniss, Esq.; E. Cousins, Esq.; Dr. M. Davis; Carr Jackson, Esq.; R. S. Myers, Esq. ; R. Burford, Esq. FRENCH COURTS OF LAW IN MEDICAL CASES.-Dr. I Robouam, who practises in the neighbourhood of Senlis, in ’France, had lately a verdict given against him for refusing to go and see a woman in labour, who died shortly afterwards of eclampsia. Damages to the husband, .E60. Dr. Robouam proved that he was ill at the time; and the cause being tried in a superior court, the verdict was reversed, and the defendant ,freed from any penalty. FLOGGING IN THE FLEET.-A grave charge has been brought against the surgeon of the Vesuvius, that he had allowed three men to be flogged to death in his presence with- out remonstrance, when stationed on the African coast. We are glad to find this report authentically contradicted in the same public manner in which it was made. No remonstrance Was ever made because no such event occurred. THE FINGER OF DEATH.-An inquest was held at Staleybridge, by Mr. Johnson, the coroner, on the body of Frederick Stubbs, who had died in a few days from inflam- mation of the arm consequent upon a slight cut of the little finger with a pocket-knife. Imputations of maltreatment had been spread to the prejudice of the surgeon in attendance, Mr. Turner; but the evidence given cleared this gentleman from any such charge, and a verdict was returned of " accidental death from a cut finger." PISCICULTURE. - This interesting physiological expe- riment has been carried out most successfully, it is stated, by M. De Tocqueville, at his estate of Bangz. Three years ago he procured some salmon-trout spawn from the Swiss lakes, and his ponds are now crowded with fish. Some of the latter, brought to M. De Tocqueville’s table this year, have attained the length of thirteen inches. Their flesh is delicate and firm. FREE ASSOCIATES TO THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF PARIS.-Two very eminent men have just had conferred upon them the honourable distinction of Associate to the Academy of Medicine of Paris-M. Littre and M. Isidore Geoffroy St. Hilaire. The former has obtained great reputation by his medico-philological works, especially by his translation of " Hippocrates," a perfect model of erudition and research. The latter is son to the great naturalist of the same name. Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. On the 9th inst., at Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, the wife of Wm. Brinton, M.D., of a son. On the llth inst., at Chester-place, Hyde-park-square, the wife of Robert Collum, M.D., of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 6th inst., at Southampton, Thos. Bell Salter, M.D., F.L.S., of Ryde, Isle of Wight, to Mary Ann Clark, niece of Robert Clark, Esq., M.R.C.S., of Farnham, and of Dr. Oke, of Southampton. On the l6thinst., at Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, W. Thurnall, Esq., M.R.C.S., &c., of Bedford, to Kath. Rawlins, second daughter of Thos. Howes, Esq., of Northampton. DEATHS. In Oude, about the 10th of June last, killed by the mutineers, Lieutenant Norman Alexander Martin, of the 7th Bengal Light Cavalry, aged 19, son of J. R. Martin, Esq., Grosvenor-street, London. Colonel Master writes of him : " I entertained a very warm regard for him, and he should never have wanted a friend so long as I had command. He was a most promising youth, a thorough gentleman, upright and truthful, and a prime favourite with every officer in the regiment. Of those who fell on the occasion none was more regretted than the youthful Norman Martin." On the 13th inst., at Picardy-place, Edinburgh, Hugh Bone, M.D.. Inspector-General of Armv Hospitals. in his Slst year. Obituary. THOMAS ROLPH, M.D. IT is our painful duty this week to record the somewhat sudden death of the above gentleman, which event took place on the 17th inst., after an illness of twenty-four hours. The deceased was an able and successful practitioner for upwards of thirteen years in Portsmouth, where he was much esteemed and deservedly respected.. About three months ago he had the misfortune to lose a patient from the effects of retained pla. centa, and upon whom an inquest was held by a jury, who returned a verdict of "Died from puerperal fever;" but to which they appended a severe censure on Dr. Rolph. The part taken by two of his professional brethren on the occasion is deeply to be deplored. However, he manfully bore np against the pangs which his sensitive mind had to endure during a period of three months; but, about a week ago, his mental anguish was again excited by one of the most painful events that has ever fallen to our lot to place upon record. Not satisfied with the torture he had endured from the observations of the jury, his enemies have just erected a tomb- stone over Mr. Rolph’s patient, upon which they placed the verdict of the jury and its accompanying censure! To this proceeding may be attributed his untimely death. He returned home on the 16th inst. complaining of pain in the head, accom- panied with sudden and complete prostration. After ten hours’ mental suffering, he became unconscious; and on the morning of the 17th, passed away from those by whom he was much beloved. By this melancholy event, society has been deprived of an ornament, and the inhabitants of Portsmouth in particular have sustained a loss which will be much felt and deeply deplored. Amiable and dignified in his manner, his skill and kindness of heart converted his patients into obliged and affectionate friends, who feel in his death an irreparable loss. He died at his residence, Portsmouth, aged fifty-seven years. He was attended during his illness by Mr. Wiblin, of Southampton, and Mr. Garrington, J.P., of Portsmouth. MEDICAL DIARY OF THE WEEK. MONDAY, FEB. 22 ..... TUESDAY, FEB. 23 ..... WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24 THURSDAY, FEB. 25 . FRIDAY, FEB. 26 ....... SATURDAY, FEB. 37.. ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½, P.M. METROPOLITAN FREE HOSPITAL. - Operations, 2 2 P.M. Guy’s HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1 P.M. WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M. ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M. Prof. Huxley, "On ) Biology." ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.-8½ P.M. Dr. F. W. Mackenzie, "On the Action of Galvanism upon the Contractile Structure of the Gravid Uterus,"-Mr. Cooper Forster, " On the Direction of the Nutritious Foramina of the Long Bones." ST. MARr’s HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL. -Operations, I 2 P.M. ROYAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL. - Operations, 2 P.M. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.-4 P.M. Gul- stonian Lectures. Dr. Symonds, "On Head. ache." (MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL.-Operations, 12a P.M. ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M. CENTRAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL. -* ) Operations, 1 P.M. .-{ LONDON HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½ P.M. ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M.-Prof. Tyndall, On Heat." KING’S COLLEGE MEDICAL SOCIETY. 8 P.M. l Clinical Meeting. OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.-Opera tions, 10 A.M. WESTMINSTER OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL. Opera- tions, 1½ P.M. GREAT NORTHMEN HOSPITAL, EiNS’S CROSS,- Operations, 2½ P.M. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.-4 P.M. Gul- stonian Lectures: Dr. Symonds, " On Head. ache." ROYAL INSTITUTION.-8-! P.M. Prof. Baden Powell, 1/ " On Rotatory Stability and its Apptieations, illustrated by the Apparatus of Prof. C. Piazzi Smyth." (CHARING-CROSS HOSPITAL.-Operations, 12½P.M. ST. TnoMAS’s HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½ ) P.M. KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITA.L.-Operatioiis, 2 P.M. ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M. Prof. Bloxam, "On ) the Chemistry of the Elements which Circulate ) in Nature." MEDICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.-8 P.M.

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NORTH LONDON MEDICAL SOCIETY. - The annualmeeting of this Society took place on Wednesday evening, the10th instant, when the Oration was delivered by Dr. J. RussellReynolds. The following officers for the ensuing year werethen elected:-President: John Erichsen, Esq.-Vice-Presi-dents: Dr. Jenner, Dr. Hillier, Dr. Hare, John Hainworth,Esq.-Treasurer: Wm. Adams, Esq.-Hon. Secretary: Robt.Chas. Croft, Esq.-Councillors: Dr. J. R. Reynolds; W. Catlin,Esq.; Dr. Greenhalgh; C. J. F. Lord, Esq.; P. Mageniss,Esq.; E. Cousins, Esq.; Dr. M. Davis; Carr Jackson, Esq.; R. S. Myers, Esq. ; R. Burford, Esq.FRENCH COURTS OF LAW IN MEDICAL CASES.-Dr. I

Robouam, who practises in the neighbourhood of Senlis, in’France, had lately a verdict given against him for refusing togo and see a woman in labour, who died shortly afterwards ofeclampsia. Damages to the husband, .E60. Dr. Robouamproved that he was ill at the time; and the cause being triedin a superior court, the verdict was reversed, and the defendant,freed from any penalty.FLOGGING IN THE FLEET.-A grave charge has been

brought against the surgeon of the Vesuvius, that he hadallowed three men to be flogged to death in his presence with-out remonstrance, when stationed on the African coast. Weare glad to find this report authentically contradicted in thesame public manner in which it was made. No remonstranceWas ever made because no such event occurred.THE FINGER OF DEATH.-An inquest was held at

Staleybridge, by Mr. Johnson, the coroner, on the body ofFrederick Stubbs, who had died in a few days from inflam-mation of the arm consequent upon a slight cut of the littlefinger with a pocket-knife. Imputations of maltreatment hadbeen spread to the prejudice of the surgeon in attendance, Mr.Turner; but the evidence given cleared this gentleman fromany such charge, and a verdict was returned of " accidentaldeath from a cut finger."PISCICULTURE. - This interesting physiological expe-

riment has been carried out most successfully, it is stated, byM. De Tocqueville, at his estate of Bangz. Three years agohe procured some salmon-trout spawn from the Swiss lakes,and his ponds are now crowded with fish. Some of the latter,brought to M. De Tocqueville’s table this year, have attainedthe length of thirteen inches. Their flesh is delicate and firm.FREE ASSOCIATES TO THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF

PARIS.-Two very eminent men have just had conferred uponthem the honourable distinction of Associate to the Academyof Medicine of Paris-M. Littre and M. Isidore Geoffroy St.Hilaire. The former has obtained great reputation by his

medico-philological works, especially by his translation of" Hippocrates," a perfect model of erudition and research.The latter is son to the great naturalist of the same name.

Births, Marriages, and Deaths.BIRTHS.

On the 9th inst., at Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, the wifeof Wm. Brinton, M.D., of a son.On the llth inst., at Chester-place, Hyde-park-square, the

wife of Robert Collum, M.D., of a son.

MARRIAGES.On the 6th inst., at Southampton, Thos. Bell Salter, M.D.,

F.L.S., of Ryde, Isle of Wight, to Mary Ann Clark, niece ofRobert Clark, Esq., M.R.C.S., of Farnham, and of Dr. Oke, ofSouthampton.On the l6thinst., at Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, W.

Thurnall, Esq., M.R.C.S., &c., of Bedford, to Kath. Rawlins,second daughter of Thos. Howes, Esq., of Northampton.

DEATHS.In Oude, about the 10th of June last, killed by the mutineers,

Lieutenant Norman Alexander Martin, of the 7th Bengal LightCavalry, aged 19, son of J. R. Martin, Esq., Grosvenor-street,London. Colonel Master writes of him : " I entertained avery warm regard for him, and he should never have wanteda friend so long as I had command. He was a most promisingyouth, a thorough gentleman, upright and truthful, and aprime favourite with every officer in the regiment. Of thosewho fell on the occasion none was more regretted than theyouthful Norman Martin."On the 13th inst., at Picardy-place, Edinburgh, Hugh Bone,

M.D.. Inspector-General of Armv Hospitals. in his Slst year.

Obituary.THOMAS ROLPH, M.D.

IT is our painful duty this week to record the somewhatsudden death of the above gentleman, which event took placeon the 17th inst., after an illness of twenty-four hours. Thedeceased was an able and successful practitioner for upwardsof thirteen years in Portsmouth, where he was much esteemedand deservedly respected.. About three months ago he hadthe misfortune to lose a patient from the effects of retained pla.centa, and upon whom an inquest was held by a jury, whoreturned a verdict of "Died from puerperal fever;" but towhich they appended a severe censure on Dr. Rolph. Thepart taken by two of his professional brethren on the occasionis deeply to be deplored. However, he manfully bore npagainst the pangs which his sensitive mind had to endureduring a period of three months; but, about a week ago, hismental anguish was again excited by one of the most painfulevents that has ever fallen to our lot to place upon record.Not satisfied with the torture he had endured from theobservations of the jury, his enemies have just erected a tomb-stone over Mr. Rolph’s patient, upon which they placed theverdict of the jury and its accompanying censure! To thisproceeding may be attributed his untimely death. He returnedhome on the 16th inst. complaining of pain in the head, accom-panied with sudden and complete prostration. After tenhours’ mental suffering, he became unconscious; and on themorning of the 17th, passed away from those by whom he wasmuch beloved. By this melancholy event, society has beendeprived of an ornament, and the inhabitants of Portsmouth inparticular have sustained a loss which will be much felt anddeeply deplored. Amiable and dignified in his manner, hisskill and kindness of heart converted his patients into obligedand affectionate friends, who feel in his death an irreparableloss. He died at his residence, Portsmouth, aged fifty-sevenyears. He was attended during his illness by Mr. Wiblin, ofSouthampton, and Mr. Garrington, J.P., of Portsmouth.

MEDICAL DIARY OF THE WEEK.

MONDAY, FEB. 22 .....

TUESDAY, FEB. 23 .....

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24

THURSDAY, FEB. 25 .

FRIDAY, FEB. 26 .......

SATURDAY, FEB. 37..

ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½, P.M.

METROPOLITAN FREE HOSPITAL. - Operations,2 2 P.M.Guy’s HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1 P.M. WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.

ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M. Prof. Huxley, "On) Biology."ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY OF

LONDON.-8½ P.M. Dr. F. W. Mackenzie, "Onthe Action of Galvanism upon the ContractileStructure of the Gravid Uterus,"-Mr. CooperForster, " On the Direction of the Nutritious

Foramina of the Long Bones."

ST. MARr’s HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M.UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL. -Operations,I 2 P.M.

ROYAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL. - Operations, 2P.M.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.-4 P.M. Gul-stonian Lectures. Dr. Symonds, "On Head.ache."

(MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL.-Operations, 12a P.M.ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M.CENTRAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL. -*) Operations, 1 P.M.

.-{ LONDON HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½ P.M.

ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M.-Prof. Tyndall, On

Heat."KING’S COLLEGE MEDICAL SOCIETY. 8 P.M.l Clinical Meeting.OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.-Opera

tions, 10 A.M.

WESTMINSTER OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL. Opera-tions, 1½ P.M.GREAT NORTHMEN HOSPITAL, EiNS’S CROSS,-

Operations, 2½ P.M.ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.-4 P.M. Gul-

stonian Lectures: Dr. Symonds, " On Head.ache."

ROYAL INSTITUTION.-8-! P.M. Prof. Baden Powell,

1/ " On Rotatory Stability and its Apptieations,illustrated by the Apparatus of Prof. C. Piazzi

Smyth."(CHARING-CROSS HOSPITAL.-Operations, 12½P.M.ST. TnoMAS’s HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1 P.M.ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1½) P.M.

KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITA.L.-Operatioiis, 2 P.M.

ROYAL INSTITUTION.-3 P.M. Prof. Bloxam, "On

) the Chemistry of the Elements which Circulate) in Nature."MEDICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.-8 P.M.