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651 and social subjects, the wide range of which showed the amount and variety of his information. The following brief summary of Sir Henry Holland’s per- sonal history was taken from his own pen as supplied to ac- company a highly characteristic portrait recently published by Messrs. Barraud and Jerrard in their " Medical Profes- I sion of all Countries." " Son of Peter Holland, Esq., was born October 27th, 1788, at Knutsford, Cheshire. Graduated M.D. at Edinburgh, 1811; elected Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, England, 1828; Fellow of Royal Society, 1816; has held the office of vice-president three times; pre- sident of Royal Institution. Dr. Holland was appointed Physician in Ordinary to H.R.H. the late Prince Consort, 1840, and Physician in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1852; created baronet, 1853. Married, first, 1822, Margaret Emma, daughter of James Caldwell, Esq., of Linley Wood, who died 1830, leaving two sons-first Henry Thurston, second Rev. Francis James. One daughter, Emily Mary. Married (second) 1834, Saba, daughter of Rev. Sidney Smith, Canon of St. Paul’s, who died 1866, leaving two daughters. Sir Henry is author of ’Medical Notes and Reflections,’ Chapters on Mental Physiology,’ ‘ Travels in Albania and Thessaly,’ Scientific Essays,’ Recollections of Past Life’ (1871)." Medical News. APOTHECARIES’ HALL. - The following gentlemen passed their examination in the Science and Practice of Medi- cine, and received certificates to practise, on Oct. 23rd :— Clunn, Thomas Robert Hood, Mauntill, Pembroke. Denton, Thomas John, Bridlington, Yorkshire. Ransford, Thomas Davis, Guy’s Hospital. Rigby, James Arthur, Preston, Lancashire. Twort, William Henry, Tunbridge Wells. The following gentleman also on the same day passed his Primary Professional Examination :- Hopgood, William Charles, University College. QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY IN IRELAND. - At a public meeting of the University held at Dublin Castle on Oct. 16th the following degrees were conferred :- DOCTOR IN MEDICINE. - First Class : Aurelius Victor Maybury.-Second Class: Robt. Clements, Louis Richard Dawson, Edwin Hemsted, Roger Macaulay, Michael Walsh. - Third Class : Michael White. - Passed : Ringrose Atkins, Robert Talbot Beamish, John Lane Corbett, Henry Corby, Francis E. Davis, Richard J. Drury, Robert Kerr Eccles, A. Matthewson Edge, William Irvine Faulkner, John E. Vaughan Foss, Thomas J. Gallwey, Alfred J. Gilmour, Joseph Andrew Gormley, John Wilson Hammill, Richard Heath, Benjamin R. Jagoe, Edward H. Kelly, William Young Kingstown, Richard R. Leader, Charles J. M’Cartie, Charles E. M’Glinchy, Hugh M’Millen, James Moran, John Morris, Jarlath J. Mullen, Edward J. Murtagh, John William Nicholls, William Pearson, Charles M. Plowman, Caleb K. Powell, Richard Frith Quinten, Joseph Robertson, Edward Shipsey, Carew C. Howard Smyth, Michael Sweetnam, William E. Warren, John Forsythe Wilson. MASTER IN SURGERY. - George F. Armstrong, Ringrose Atkins, Philip Lambert Benson, John Lane Corbett, Henry Corby, Francis E. Davis, Louis Richard Dawson, William Irvine Faulkner, Thomas J. Gallwey, Michael Gillespie, Alfred J. Gilmour, Joseph Andrew Gormley, Richard Heath, Edwin Hemsted, Benjamin Richard Jagoe, David Johnston, Edward H. Kelly, William Young Kingston, Richard R. Leader, Hugh M’Millen, John Andrew Malcomson, Aurelius Victor Maybury, William Molloy, Douglas Mullen, Jarlath J. Mullen, John William Nicholls, William Pearson, Charles M. Plowman, Caleb K. Powell, Richard Frith Quinten, Edward Shipsey, William Simpson, Carew Howard Smyth, Michael Sweetnam, Michael Walsh, William Edward Warren, John Wheeler, Michael White, John Forsythe Wilson, Alexander Wylie. THERE have been thirty-eight new entries at the Manchester Royal School of Medicine, incorporated with ’’ the Owens College," making the total number 138. MR. T. H. WHITAKER, Surgeon, Kirkby Lonsdale, took the oath and qualified as a magistrate for the county of Westmoreland, at the last Quarter Sessions held at Kendal. DR. BARRY, Medical Officer of the Carrigtwohill Dispensary District for upwards of twenty-one years, has been allowed a superannuation allowance equivalent to two-thirds of his late salary. VICTORIA DIscusslON SOCIETY.-The first meeting of the fourth session of this society will be held at the Cavendish Rooms on the 5th of November, when Mrs. Stevenson, of Chicago, will read a paper entitled 11 Is not physical science the true key to social science ?" The chair will be taken at 8 o’clock by Dr. Brewer, M.P. THE Local Government Board, on the recommenda- tion of their medical inspector, have awarded to Dr. H. W. Toyne, public vaccinator for Bradford-cum-Beswick, near Manchester, the sum of £16 3s. 4d., as a gratuity for suc- cessful and efficient vaccination. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, IRELAND.-On the 18th ult. the following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year :-President : James Duncan. Vice-president: Robert Lyons. Censors: W. B. Jennings, Henry Kennedy, and Walter G. Smith. Registrar: J. M. Finny. Treasurer: Aquilla Smith. Examiners in Midwifery: Lombe Atthill and John Ringland. Professor of Medical Jurisprudence: Robert Travers. Representative on the General Medical Council : Aquilla Smith. Librarian: Mr. Hugh Fennell. , SEPARATE CHOLERA HOSPITALS IN FRANCE. - The Society of the Paris Hospitals, after a very long dis- cussion, sent up to the authorities the following resolution : 11 The Society considers the isolation of cholera patients within the walls of general hospitals as nugatory, and the members express the wish that in such hospitals where no separate pavilions can be obtained, huts or tents may be erected, exclusively intended, some for doubtful cases, and others for confirmed cases. The attendants should likewise be specially attached to the cholera tents and not commu- nicate with the main building. Should, unfortunately, the epidemic take very large proportions, new huts should be erected in the districts where the disease is on the increase." If the authorities listen to the advice of their medical officers, cholera will soon make much fewer victims in the French capital. SOCIETY FOR RELIEF OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF MEDICAL MEN.-The half-yearly general meeting of the Society was held on Wednesday, October 22nd, in the library of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, Ber- ners-street. The chair was taken at half-past 8 o’clock, by the President, Dr. Burrows. It is much to be regretted members do not evince more interest in the affairs of the Society. At the hour appointed for the general meeting there were only eight members present, not sufficient to form a quorum; business was in consequence postponed for some time. The minutes of the Courts of Directors held since last general meeting were read. Mr. Edward Tegart was elected a vice-president, Dr. Quain one of the trea- surers, and Dr. Fuller and Sir John Fisher directors. From the half-yearly statement of accounts it appeared that fifty- six widows had received 081053, divided in accordance with the urgency of the wants of the applicants ; thirty-four children had received £176, including grants to three from the Copeland Fund; the total grants for the half year had been £1229. The expenses for the same period amounted to £107. A legacy of £500 had been received from the executors of Mrs. Jane Lyon. A special grant of £30 was made to a widow of a deceased member, whose case did not come within the description specified by the laws for ordinary grants. A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the meeting. Medical Appointments. ATKnrs, R., M.A., M.D., C.M., L.M., has been appointed Assistant Medical Officer to the Cork District Lunatic Asylum, vice Merrick, appointed Resident Medical Superintendent of the Donegal Lunatic Asylum, Letterkenny. BABB, W. A., M.D., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed for the reception of Lunatics in Northamptonshire. BARRETT, R., M.D., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officer, Public Vaccinator, and Registrar of Births &c., for the Clonmoyle Dispensary District of the Macroom Union, Co. Cork, vice Godfrey, resigned and superannuated. BABBow, F., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed House-Surgeon to the Morpeth Dispensary, vice Skrimshire, resigned. BARRY, J. W., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Surgeon to the Ramsgate and St. Lawrence Royal Dispensary. BBRESFORD, R. DE LA POER, M.D., L.R.C.P.L., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed a Medical Officer to the Oswestry and Ellesmere Cottage Infirmary, and Medical Officer for the newly formed Whittington District of the Oswestry Incorporation. BROWN, F. M., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.F.P. & S. Glas., has been appointed Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for the Castor District of the Peter- borough Union, vice Bodman, resigned. CAREY, R. J., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Resident House-Surgeon to the West Ham, Stratford, and South Essex Dispensary, vice Sargant. CASSAN, T., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Junior Assistant Medical Officer to the Gloucestershire Lunatic Asylum, vice Davidson, resigned.

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and social subjects, the wide range of which showed theamount and variety of his information.The following brief summary of Sir Henry Holland’s per-

sonal history was taken from his own pen as supplied to ac-company a highly characteristic portrait recently publishedby Messrs. Barraud and Jerrard in their " Medical Profes- Ision of all Countries." " Son of Peter Holland, Esq., wasborn October 27th, 1788, at Knutsford, Cheshire. GraduatedM.D. at Edinburgh, 1811; elected Fellow of Royal Collegeof Physicians, England, 1828; Fellow of Royal Society,1816; has held the office of vice-president three times; pre-sident of Royal Institution. Dr. Holland was appointedPhysician in Ordinary to H.R.H. the late Prince Consort,1840, and Physician in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1852;created baronet, 1853. Married, first, 1822, MargaretEmma, daughter of James Caldwell, Esq., of Linley Wood,who died 1830, leaving two sons-first Henry Thurston,second Rev. Francis James. One daughter, Emily Mary.Married (second) 1834, Saba, daughter of Rev. SidneySmith, Canon of St. Paul’s, who died 1866, leaving twodaughters. Sir Henry is author of ’Medical Notes andReflections,’ Chapters on Mental Physiology,’ ‘ Travels inAlbania and Thessaly,’ Scientific Essays,’ ’ Recollectionsof Past Life’ (1871)."

Medical News.APOTHECARIES’ HALL. - The following gentlemen

passed their examination in the Science and Practice of Medi-cine, and received certificates to practise, on Oct. 23rd :—

Clunn, Thomas Robert Hood, Mauntill, Pembroke.Denton, Thomas John, Bridlington, Yorkshire.Ransford, Thomas Davis, Guy’s Hospital.Rigby, James Arthur, Preston, Lancashire.Twort, William Henry, Tunbridge Wells.

The following gentleman also on the same day passed hisPrimary Professional Examination :-

Hopgood, William Charles, University College.

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY IN IRELAND. - At a publicmeeting of the University held at Dublin Castle on Oct. 16ththe following degrees were conferred :-DOCTOR IN MEDICINE. - First Class : Aurelius Victor Maybury.-SecondClass: Robt. Clements, Louis Richard Dawson, Edwin Hemsted, RogerMacaulay, Michael Walsh. - Third Class : Michael White. - Passed :Ringrose Atkins, Robert Talbot Beamish, John Lane Corbett, HenryCorby, Francis E. Davis, Richard J. Drury, Robert Kerr Eccles, A.Matthewson Edge, William Irvine Faulkner, John E. Vaughan Foss,Thomas J. Gallwey, Alfred J. Gilmour, Joseph Andrew Gormley, JohnWilson Hammill, Richard Heath, Benjamin R. Jagoe, Edward H. Kelly,William Young Kingstown, Richard R. Leader, Charles J. M’Cartie,Charles E. M’Glinchy, Hugh M’Millen, James Moran, John Morris,Jarlath J. Mullen, Edward J. Murtagh, John William Nicholls, WilliamPearson, Charles M. Plowman, Caleb K. Powell, Richard Frith Quinten,Joseph Robertson, Edward Shipsey, Carew C. Howard Smyth, MichaelSweetnam, William E. Warren, John Forsythe Wilson.

MASTER IN SURGERY. - George F. Armstrong, Ringrose Atkins, PhilipLambert Benson, John Lane Corbett, Henry Corby, Francis E. Davis,Louis Richard Dawson, William Irvine Faulkner, Thomas J. Gallwey,Michael Gillespie, Alfred J. Gilmour, Joseph Andrew Gormley, RichardHeath, Edwin Hemsted, Benjamin Richard Jagoe, David Johnston,Edward H. Kelly, William Young Kingston, Richard R. Leader, HughM’Millen, John Andrew Malcomson, Aurelius Victor Maybury, WilliamMolloy, Douglas Mullen, Jarlath J. Mullen, John William Nicholls,William Pearson, Charles M. Plowman, Caleb K. Powell, Richard FrithQuinten, Edward Shipsey, William Simpson, Carew Howard Smyth,

’ Michael Sweetnam, Michael Walsh, William Edward Warren, JohnWheeler, Michael White, John Forsythe Wilson, Alexander Wylie.

THERE have been thirty-eight new entries at theManchester Royal School of Medicine, incorporated with’’ the Owens College," making the total number 138.MR. T. H. WHITAKER, Surgeon, Kirkby Lonsdale,

took the oath and qualified as a magistrate for the countyof Westmoreland, at the last Quarter Sessions held atKendal.

DR. BARRY, Medical Officer of the CarrigtwohillDispensary District for upwards of twenty-one years, hasbeen allowed a superannuation allowance equivalent totwo-thirds of his late salary.VICTORIA DIscusslON SOCIETY.-The first meeting

of the fourth session of this society will be held at theCavendish Rooms on the 5th of November, when Mrs.Stevenson, of Chicago, will read a paper entitled 11 Is notphysical science the true key to social science ?" The chairwill be taken at 8 o’clock by Dr. Brewer, M.P.

THE Local Government Board, on the recommenda-tion of their medical inspector, have awarded to Dr. H. W.Toyne, public vaccinator for Bradford-cum-Beswick, nearManchester, the sum of £16 3s. 4d., as a gratuity for suc-cessful and efficient vaccination.

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, IRELAND.-On the 18thult. the following office-bearers were elected for the ensuingyear :-President : James Duncan. Vice-president: RobertLyons. Censors: W. B. Jennings, Henry Kennedy, andWalter G. Smith. Registrar: J. M. Finny. Treasurer:Aquilla Smith. Examiners in Midwifery: Lombe Atthilland John Ringland. Professor of Medical Jurisprudence:Robert Travers. Representative on the General MedicalCouncil : Aquilla Smith. Librarian: Mr. Hugh Fennell.

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SEPARATE CHOLERA HOSPITALS IN FRANCE. -The Society of the Paris Hospitals, after a very long dis-cussion, sent up to the authorities the following resolution :11 The Society considers the isolation of cholera patientswithin the walls of general hospitals as nugatory, and themembers express the wish that in such hospitals where noseparate pavilions can be obtained, huts or tents may beerected, exclusively intended, some for doubtful cases, andothers for confirmed cases. The attendants should likewisebe specially attached to the cholera tents and not commu-nicate with the main building. Should, unfortunately, theepidemic take very large proportions, new huts should beerected in the districts where the disease is on the increase."If the authorities listen to the advice of their medicalofficers, cholera will soon make much fewer victims in theFrench capital.

SOCIETY FOR RELIEF OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OFMEDICAL MEN.-The half-yearly general meeting of theSociety was held on Wednesday, October 22nd, in thelibrary of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, Ber-ners-street. The chair was taken at half-past 8 o’clock, bythe President, Dr. Burrows. It is much to be regrettedmembers do not evince more interest in the affairs of theSociety. At the hour appointed for the general meetingthere were only eight members present, not sufficient toform a quorum; business was in consequence postponed forsome time. The minutes of the Courts of Directors heldsince last general meeting were read. Mr. Edward Tegartwas elected a vice-president, Dr. Quain one of the trea-surers, and Dr. Fuller and Sir John Fisher directors. Fromthe half-yearly statement of accounts it appeared that fifty-six widows had received 081053, divided in accordance withthe urgency of the wants of the applicants ; thirty-fourchildren had received £176, including grants to three fromthe Copeland Fund; the total grants for the half year hadbeen £1229. The expenses for the same period amountedto £107. A legacy of £500 had been received from theexecutors of Mrs. Jane Lyon. A special grant of £30 wasmade to a widow of a deceased member, whose case did notcome within the description specified by the laws for

ordinary grants. A vote of thanks to the chairman closedthe meeting.

Medical Appointments.ATKnrs, R., M.A., M.D., C.M., L.M., has been appointed Assistant Medical

Officer to the Cork District Lunatic Asylum, vice Merrick, appointedResident Medical Superintendent of the Donegal Lunatic Asylum,Letterkenny.

BABB, W. A., M.D., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed for thereception of Lunatics in Northamptonshire.

BARRETT, R., M.D., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officer, PublicVaccinator, and Registrar of Births &c., for the Clonmoyle DispensaryDistrict of the Macroom Union, Co. Cork, vice Godfrey, resigned andsuperannuated.

BABBow, F., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed House-Surgeon to the MorpethDispensary, vice Skrimshire, resigned.

BARRY, J. W., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Surgeon to theRamsgate and St. Lawrence Royal Dispensary.

BBRESFORD, R. DE LA POER, M.D., L.R.C.P.L., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed.,has been appointed a Medical Officer to the Oswestry and EllesmereCottage Infirmary, and Medical Officer for the newly formed WhittingtonDistrict of the Oswestry Incorporation.

. BROWN, F. M., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.F.P. & S. Glas., has been appointed MedicalOfficer and Public Vaccinator for the Castor District of the Peter-borough Union, vice Bodman, resigned.

CAREY, R. J., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Resident House-Surgeon tothe West Ham, Stratford, and South Essex Dispensary, vice Sargant.

CASSAN, T., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Junior Assistant Medical Officerto the Gloucestershire Lunatic Asylum, vice Davidson, resigned.

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COATES, W. M., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensedfor the reception of Lunatics in Wiltshire.

DAY, H., M.D., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed for the re-ception of Lunatics in Staffordshire.

FOWLER, R., M.D., has been appointed Medical Officer for the C Division ofthe Metropolitan Fire Brigade, vice Woodforde, resigned.

HARLAND, J. T., M.D., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed forthe reception of Lunatics in Staffordshire.

HARRIS, A. C. E., M.B., L.R.C.P.Ed., has been appointed a House-Surgeonto the Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh.

HONNER, S. R., L.A.H.D., has been appointed Apothecary for the AbbeyleixUnion Workhouse, vice Poyntz, resigned.

JAMES, W. D., M.R.C.S.E has been appointed House-Surgeon to the RoyalCornwall Infirmary, Truro, vice Salmon, resigned.

Ksa2az, W., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed forthe reception of Lunatics in Wiltshire.

KITCHElf, C. F. H., M.R.C.S.E., L.R.C.P.L., has been appointed JuniorHouse-Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Manchester, vice R. Lyell, M.D.,promoted to Senior.

LAM, E. S., M.D., F.F.P. & S. GIas., has been appointed Medical Officer aiad]Public Vaccinator for the Clun District of the Clun Union, vice J.Welsh, F.F.P. & S. Glas., resigned.

MARTIN, A. H., M.B., L.R.C.S.L, has been appointed Assistant MedicalOfficer to the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum, Carmarthen, vice Lloyd,resigned.

MASH, J., F.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed forthe reception of Lunatics in Northamptonshire.

MpMA’f, R. D., M.B., C.M., has been appointed Resident Physician to theUniversity Medical Wards of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

PARSONS, F. J., L.R.C.P.Ed., M.R.C.S.E., L.M., Physician and Surgeon tothe Royal Portland Dispensary, has been appointed Non-residentAssistant-Surgeon to H.M.’s Convict Establishment, Portland.

PEARCE, E. T., L.R.C.P.Ed., L F.P. & S. Glas., has been appointed MedicalOfficer and Public Vaccinator for District No. 3, and Medical Officer tothe Workhouse, of the Holsworthy Union, Devon, vice Thos. Pearce,M.R.C.S.E., resigned.

PRICE, H. P. J., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Medical Officer and PublicVaccinator for the Slebech District of the Narberth Union, vice Evans,resigned.

RAwsoN, Dr. J., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensed for thereception of Lunatics in Staffordshire.

REYNOLDS, E. J., L.R.C.P. Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., Professor of Analytical Chemistryto the Royal Dublin Society, has been elected to the Chair of Chemistry,Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, vice Dr. W. Barker, deceased.

STEAVENSON, W. E., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a House-Surgeon toSt. Bartholomew’s Hospital, vice Doran, resigned.

STRUGNELL, F. W., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Ophthalmic House-Surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, vice Stowers, resigned.

VENN, A. J., M.B., has been appointed Midwifery Assistant to St. Bar-tholomew’s Hospital, vice Jepson, resigned.

WATSON, T. B., M.B., C.M., has been appointed a House-Surgeon to theRoyal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh.

WAYLEN, G., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Visitor of Houses licensedfor the reception of Lunatics in Wiltshire.

WILSON, W. T., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Assistant Sanitary In-spector of the Tyne Ports, vice Scott, resigned, and Elliot, deceased.

YOUNG, Mr. J., has been appointed Public Analyst for the Borough ofLeicester and the Counties of Leicester and Rutland: £110 for one yearunless analyses exceed 200, and then 10s. per analysis without salary.

Births, Marriages, and Deatbs.BIRTHS.

ELLIS.-On the 21st ult., at Reynoldston, Swansea, the wife of Henry V.Ellis, M.B., of a daughter.

MORRIS.-On the 7th ult., at Euston-place, Leamington, the wife of JosephMorris, M.R.C.S.E., of a daughter.

REED.-On the 22nd ult., the wife of S. Cartwright Reed, M.D., of a son.THOROWGOOD.-On the 26th ult., at Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, the

wife of John C. Thorowgood, M.D., of a daughter.TURNER.-On the 10th ult., at St. Giles’-street, Northampton-street, the

wife of John Turner, M.D., M.R.C.S.E., of a daughter.WARD.-On the 16th ult., the wife of Dr. Ward, of Montague-place, Russell-

square, of a daughter. ____

MARRIAGES.DIGGES-ALLAN.-On the 6th ult., at St. John the Evangelist, Montreal,

Charles J. S. Digges, L.K.Q.C.P.I., to Marguerite, daughter of the lateRobert Allan, Esq., of Montreal.

NIALL-COLLINGS.-On the 22nd ult., at the Church of Our Lady and St.Joseph, Hanwell, Eugene Henry Niall, L.R.C.P.Ed., to Charlotte MatildaAlice, daughter of the late Thomas Collings, Esq.

DEATHS.BRICE.-On the 22nd ult., at Bradford-on-Avon, H. Smith Brice, M.R.C.S.E.,

of Beverley-road, South Penge-park, Surgeon Madras Service, late ofthe Hon. E.I.Co.’s Service, aged 76.

CALVERT.-On the 24th ult., Dr. F. Crace Calvert, of Clayton-vale House,Manchester, rged 53.

CAMPBELL.—On the 21st ult., J. H. Campbell, L.R.C.P.Ed., of Buccleuch-place, Edinburgh.

DALBY.—On the 26th ult., at Plashet, Wm. T. Dalby, M.D., of Kennington-park-road, aged 60.

GARTHON.-On the 20th ult., J. Slapp Garthon, M.R.C.S.E., late of Norwich,aged 74.

LEWIS.—On the 18th ult., Duncan Erhard Lfwis, L.9.A.L., of Plum stead,formerly of Liverpool and Bath, aged 77.

TOBBIE.—On the 26th ult., James Torrie, M.D., of Union-place, Aberdeen,aged 82.

YOUNG.-On the 26th ult., at Gasport, J. Eldon Young, M.D., Surgeon-Major 18th Regiment, aged 43.

METEOROLOCICAL READINGS

(Taken by Steward’s instruments).

THE LANCET OFFICE, OCT. 30TH, 1873.

Notes, Short Comments, and Ansmers toCorrespondents.

SALINE INJECTIONS IN THE ALGIDE STAGE OF CHOLERA.

DR. DuJARDiN-BEAUMETz has used these injections at the Beaujon Hos-pital during the present epidemic in three desperate cases, which were allfatal. Nevertheless, Dr. Beaumetz thinks that these measures should behad recourse to as a means of attempting to snatch the poor patientsfrom their impending fate. The author has, however, taken the troubleof collecting some of the successful cases which have been published, andoffers 17 of these from different sources. He computes that at least from40 to 50 of such cases have altogether been recorded. Success would bemore frequently attained, according to Dr. Beaumetz, if the injectionswere tried in the earlier stages of the disease. As to the best compositionof the solutions to be used, we should employ such as will not destroy thered globules; in fact, a kind of artificial serum, or real serum mixed withsome chloral, as the latter substance prevents the ultimate alterations ofthe albumen. We might, perhaps, inject defibrinated blood with a littlemore caution and more delicate instruments than were used by Dieffen-bach. Dr. Beaumetz passes in review such saline solutions as were mixedwith medical substances; he also discusses the quantity of liquid whiahshould be injected, and says that he would be disposed to inject milk infuture cases, from thirty ounces to two pounds, very slowly and gradually.As to the instruments to be used, he would advocate the irrigating appa-ratus working by a spring, so as to avoid the jerks of the commonsyringe.

F. C. C.-We are of opinion there can be no claim to a midwifery fee. The

payment offered seems quite sufficient.Mr. Parker May’s (Maldon) paper shall be published shortly.

THE GROUSE DISEASE.

To the Editor of THE LANCET.

SIR,-Having read in some late numbers of your journal letters on thegrouse disease, I was induced to examine the intestines of as many grouseas I could obtain, with the view of ascertaining whether they were generallyinfected with tapeworm or not. I have now examined the intestines of

seventy-two birds, in all of which I have found tapeworm, with the excep-tion of eight. It must be borne in mind that the birds which I examinedwere not diseased birds in the common acceptation of the word, but market-able birds, which were eaten. In some few cases I found the intestines per-forated by the worms, but of course cannot say that it was done during life.In most cases the intestine was apparently entirely blocked up with themfor a length varying from two to six inches. This occurred always aboutthe same place in the intestine. Now comes the question, Is this thegrouse disease ? and, if so, what is the remedy P As it is in ill-nourishedanimals &e. in which tapeworm is generally found, I think that it is causedin ,the grouse by an insufficiency of proper food. I think, therefore, thatthose who wish to have a large number of birds must dig trenches and raisebanks, so as to provide shelter for the birds during cold and stormy weather,as likewise to sow oats, which the birds will tread down and eat when theyhave not a sufficiency of proper food. I think that by doing this they willdo away with tapeworm, and consequently with the grouse disease. If rock-salt was supplied it would act as a vermifuge.

Your obedient servant,October, 1873. J. O’D.

W. B. C.-We are not prepared to condemn the use of the title " Physician"in the circumstances. It is not uncommon for medical men to have toattend the wives of club patients at half a guinea; but it is too little, andfifteen shillings is becoming more and more common.

Mr. Thomas L. Gentles, (Derby.)-The name of the Secretary is unknownto us; but it is not required for a communication to reach him.

TUMOPBS OF BOTH I E I D E S.

To the Editor of THB LANCET.SIR,-I have now in St. George’s Hospital a case of tumours of both

irides, one of which tumours has been removed, and shown, by microscopicexamination, to be a round-celled sarcoma. I believe you will have a reportof the case in the "Mirror"; but as such growths are very rare, and as thepatient will probably not be long in the hospital, I wish to mention thatany members of the profession who may wish to see him may do so with menext week, on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday, at 2 p.M.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,October 30th, 1873. R. BRUDENELL CAMEB.