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284 To the Editor of THE LANCET. SIR,-I see in your last week’s issue, under the heading of ’New Inventions," an aspirator described, by Coxeter and Son, in which a brass cylinder is used instead of the usual glass one; it thus becomes identical with the com- bined stomach-pump and aspirator which I described in your journal more than a year ago, even to the small piece of glass tubing introduced into the suction-tube to see the character of the fluid. I have no objection to Coxeter and Son making any improvement they can on the instrument, but I do not think you ought to describe it as a ,new in- vention."—I am. Sir. vours obedientlv. am, yours obedi ently. ALFRED GODRICH, M.A., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A. Fulham-road, Feb. 14th, 1874. THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN. l’o the Editor of THE LANCET. SIR,-On the advent of the Conservatives to power, it is expected that Dr. Ball, senior member of Parliament of this University, will be made Lord Chancellor of Ireland. If this takes place, I would suggest that it would be most desirable to bring forward, as a candidate for the vacant seat, some member of the medical profession who is a Dublin graduate. The legal profession has far too long held possession of both seats, and I am sure many outside our profession would support a candidate from among us, as many are rather tired of having their representation looked on merely as a means of advancement at the bar. All graduates in Medicine of Dublin University are bonâ. fide children of their Alma Mater, inasmuch as graduation in arts is required as absolutely necessary before proceeding to the degree in medicine. I believe that Dublin has a larger number of medical men in her constituency than any other university, and certainly than any other university with the same stringent laws as to graduation. Such being the case, I think it would be only fair that one of her two members should be a Doctor of Medicine, or at least Master in Surgery. I only throw out this hint hoping some action I may be taken before a vacancy occurs. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, February 17t.h. 1874_ A DUBLIN GRADUATE. 11 THE ELASTIC LIGATURE ; A SUGGESTION. To the Editor of THE LANCET. SIR,-Having been engaged in the endeavour to find a better method of treating the pedicle in ovariotomy, it has occurred to me that the elastic ligature described by Sir H. Thompson in THE LANCET for January 3rd supplies a ma- terial exactly suited for the purpose, being apparently free from the obstacles accompanying the use of any other plan. My personal experience of ovariotomy being limited thus far to two cases-one successful, the other fatal-and not likely to be rapidly multiplied, I have thought the above .,suggestion might possibly lead to its adoption by some one having a better opportunity of putting it to a speedy trial than, Sir. vour obedient servant. ED. WOAKES, M.D. Lond. Luton, Jan. 15th, 1874. ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS. A MEETING of the Fellows was held on Thursday evening. After some preliminary business, a report of the Council, touching the repair of the College, was received, and it was resolved to issue a circular to the Fellows, asking for volun- tary subscriptions towards that object. A memorial to the Prime Minister, setting forth the evils of overcrowding in different parts of London, inereased by the demolition of houses to make way for railroads, of late years, and asking for legislation on the subject, was adopted. The College subsequently discussed the Report of the Committee of Reference for an Examining Board for England. We shall notice some of these matters in detail next week. Medical News. INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.-The following is a list of candidates who were successful at the competitive exami- nations held at London in August, 1873, and at Netley in February, 1874, after having passed through a course at the Army Medical School, Netley :- Marks. Marks. Wilcocks, A. J....... 5215 Collis, J. G......... 4284 Moloney, T..... 4671 I Wilkins, T. J. H.... 3955 Deakin, C. W. S.... 4544 Bartholomensz, M. L. 3510 McKay, H. K....... 4505 I Thompson, P....... 3105 Swaine, F. R....... 4390 Ross, R. E. ,., ...... 3057 Allison, H.......... 4297 APOTHECARIES’ HALL. - The following gentlemen passed their examination in the Science and Practice of Medi- cine and received certificates to practise on Feb. 5th and 12th: Hughes, Thomas Jones, East India Dock Road, Poplar. Lucas, Henry Owen, Highgate. Power, George Edward, Ladywell, Lewisham. Smith, Herbert Neale, Richmond Villa, Brighton. Symonds, Horatio Percy, Beaumont-street, Oxford. The following gentleman passed his Primary Professional Examination on Feb. 12the :- Hawkins, William, St. Thomas’s Hospital. PRESENTATION.-Mr. John Fraser Weatherhead, who, through failing health, recently resigned the appoint- ment of assistant medical officer to the City of London Lunatic Asylum, which he has held for nearly four years, was presented on his retirement by the attendants and other employes of the institution with a handsome stationery cabinet, together with an address in which they expressed their regret at the separation which his departure occa- sioned. BEQUESTS &C. TO MEDICAL CHARITIES. -Lord Blayney has bequeathed £10,000 to be divided among five Dublin charities. The Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s-inn. road, has received a sixth £1000 from 11 D. G." The Metro- politan Free Hospital has received another £1000 from " E. G. A." Mr. T. Brassey, M.P., has given £1000 towards enlarging the Hastings Infirmary. The London Hospital has received a sixth £1000 from " E. F. H." The Asylum for Idiots, Earlswood, has received a sixth .81000 from " N. C. K." The City Orthopaedic Hospital, Hatton-garden, has received £1000 from " C. O. H." The Seamen’s Hospital Society has received £1000 from 11 E. R." Mr. Greenall, the newly elected M.P. for Warrington, has given £1000 towards building a new hospital and dispensary for that town. The Middlesex Hospital has received another £1000 from 11 D. T. S." The Great Northern Hospital has re- ceived .81000 from 11 S. W. Y."-Mr. T. W. Hill, of Clifton, has bequeathed £5000 and a share of the residue (expected to realise .850,000) to the Bristol Royal Infirmary. £3000 has been given anonymously among the medical charities of Glasgow and the immediate neighbourhood. Medical Appointments. ALLEN, W. H., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Parochial Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for Evie and Rendal, Orkney, vice Jefferiss. Duxii, D., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed an Honorary District Surgeon to the Royal South London Dispensary, vice Sangster. Duxcexsox, J. J. K., M.D., has been appointed Parochial Medical Officer for the North-West District of Edinburgh. ELLIOT, N. B., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Medical Officer to the Camber well Provident Dispensary, vice Bringloe, resigned. GALABIN, A. L., M.A., M.D., M.B.C.P.L., has been appointed Assistant Obstetric Physician to Guy’s Hospital, vice Phillips, deceased. GIBBINGS, A., M.R.C.S.E., L.D.S., has been appointed Dental House-Surgeon to the Dental Hospital of London, vice Rogers, resigned. JOSEPH, G. W., L.K Q.C.P.I., has been appointed Resident Surgeon and Apothecary to the Warrington Dispensary and Hatton’s Charity Hos- pital, vice Barton, resigned. LIDDEBDALE, J., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed House-Surgeon to the Female Lock Hospital, Westbourne-green, vice Marshall, appointed Resident Registrar and Chloroformist, St. Mary’s Hospital. LUMLEY, B., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for the Northallerton District of the Northallerton Union and the Workhouse, vice J. S. Walton, M.R.C.S.E., deceased. M’DoWALL, T. W., M.D., L.R.C.S.Ed. (Assistant Medical Officer of the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield), has been appointed Medical Superintendent of the Northumberland Lunatic Asylum, vice Wilson, deceased.

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To the Editor of THE LANCET.SIR,-I see in your last week’s issue, under the heading

of ’New Inventions," an aspirator described, by Coxeterand Son, in which a brass cylinder is used instead of theusual glass one; it thus becomes identical with the com-bined stomach-pump and aspirator which I described inyour journal more than a year ago, even to the small pieceof glass tubing introduced into the suction-tube to see thecharacter of the fluid. I have no objection to Coxeter andSon making any improvement they can on the instrument,but I do not think you ought to describe it as a ,new in-vention."—I am. Sir. vours obedientlv.—I

am, Sir,

yours obedi ently.

ALFRED GODRICH, M.A., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A.Fulham-road, Feb. 14th, 1874.

THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN.l’o the Editor of THE LANCET.

SIR,-On the advent of the Conservatives to power, it isexpected that Dr. Ball, senior member of Parliament ofthis University, will be made Lord Chancellor of Ireland.If this takes place, I would suggest that it would be mostdesirable to bring forward, as a candidate for the vacantseat, some member of the medical profession who is aDublin graduate. The legal profession has far too longheld possession of both seats, and I am sure many outsideour profession would support a candidate from among us,as many are rather tired of having their representationlooked on merely as a means of advancement at the bar.All graduates in Medicine of Dublin University are bonâ. fidechildren of their Alma Mater, inasmuch as graduation inarts is required as absolutely necessary before proceedingto the degree in medicine. I believe that Dublin has a

larger number of medical men in her constituency thanany other university, and certainly than any other universitywith the same stringent laws as to graduation. Such beingthe case, I think it would be only fair that one of her twomembers should be a Doctor of Medicine, or at least Masterin Surgery. I only throw out this hint hoping some action Imay be taken before a vacancy occurs.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,February 17t.h. 1874_ A DUBLIN GRADUATE. 11

THE ELASTIC LIGATURE ; A SUGGESTION.To the Editor of THE LANCET.

SIR,-Having been engaged in the endeavour to find abetter method of treating the pedicle in ovariotomy, it hasoccurred to me that the elastic ligature described by Sir H.Thompson in THE LANCET for January 3rd supplies a ma-terial exactly suited for the purpose, being apparently freefrom the obstacles accompanying the use of any other plan.My personal experience of ovariotomy being limited thusfar to two cases-one successful, the other fatal-and notlikely to be rapidly multiplied, I have thought the above.,suggestion might possibly lead to its adoption by some onehaving a better opportunity of putting it to a speedy trialthan,

Sir. vour obedient servant.ED. WOAKES, M.D. Lond.Luton, Jan. 15th, 1874.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.

A MEETING of the Fellows was held on Thursday evening.After some preliminary business, a report of the Council,touching the repair of the College, was received, and it wasresolved to issue a circular to the Fellows, asking for volun-tary subscriptions towards that object. A memorial to the

Prime Minister, setting forth the evils of overcrowding indifferent parts of London, inereased by the demolition ofhouses to make way for railroads, of late years, and askingfor legislation on the subject, was adopted. The Collegesubsequently discussed the Report of the Committee ofReference for an Examining Board for England. We shallnotice some of these matters in detail next week.

Medical News.INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.-The following is a list

of candidates who were successful at the competitive exami-nations held at London in August, 1873, and at Netley inFebruary, 1874, after having passed through a course at theArmy Medical School, Netley :-

Marks. Marks.Wilcocks, A. J....... 5215 Collis, J. G......... 4284

Moloney, T..... 4671 I Wilkins, T. J. H.... 3955Deakin, C. W. S.... 4544 Bartholomensz, M. L. 3510

McKay, H. K....... 4505 I Thompson, P....... 3105Swaine, F. R....... 4390 Ross, R. E. ,., ...... 3057Allison, H.......... 4297

APOTHECARIES’ HALL. - The following gentlemenpassed their examination in the Science and Practice of Medi-cine and received certificates to practise on Feb. 5th and 12th:

Hughes, Thomas Jones, East India Dock Road, Poplar.Lucas, Henry Owen, Highgate.Power, George Edward, Ladywell, Lewisham.Smith, Herbert Neale, Richmond Villa, Brighton.Symonds, Horatio Percy, Beaumont-street, Oxford.

The following gentleman passed his Primary ProfessionalExamination on Feb. 12the :-

Hawkins, William, St. Thomas’s Hospital.

PRESENTATION.-Mr. John Fraser Weatherhead,who, through failing health, recently resigned the appoint-ment of assistant medical officer to the City of LondonLunatic Asylum, which he has held for nearly four years,was presented on his retirement by the attendants andother employes of the institution with a handsome stationerycabinet, together with an address in which they expressedtheir regret at the separation which his departure occa-sioned.

BEQUESTS &C. TO MEDICAL CHARITIES. -LordBlayney has bequeathed £10,000 to be divided among fiveDublin charities. The Royal Free Hospital, Gray’s-inn.road, has received a sixth £1000 from 11 D. G." The Metro-

politan Free Hospital has received another £1000 from" E. G. A." Mr. T. Brassey, M.P., has given £1000 towardsenlarging the Hastings Infirmary. The London Hospitalhas received a sixth £1000 from " E. F. H." The Asylumfor Idiots, Earlswood, has received a sixth .81000 from" N. C. K." The City Orthopaedic Hospital, Hatton-garden,has received £1000 from " C. O. H." The Seamen’s HospitalSociety has received £1000 from 11 E. R." Mr. Greenall,the newly elected M.P. for Warrington, has given £1000towards building a new hospital and dispensary for thattown. The Middlesex Hospital has received another £1000from 11 D. T. S." The Great Northern Hospital has re-

ceived .81000 from 11 S. W. Y."-Mr. T. W. Hill, of Clifton,has bequeathed £5000 and a share of the residue (expectedto realise .850,000) to the Bristol Royal Infirmary. £3000has been given anonymously among the medical charitiesof Glasgow and the immediate neighbourhood.

Medical Appointments.ALLEN, W. H., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Parochial

Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for Evie and Rendal, Orkney,vice Jefferiss.

Duxii, D., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed an Honorary District Surgeon tothe Royal South London Dispensary, vice Sangster.

Duxcexsox, J. J. K., M.D., has been appointed Parochial Medical Officerfor the North-West District of Edinburgh.

ELLIOT, N. B., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Medical Officerto the Camber well Provident Dispensary, vice Bringloe, resigned.

GALABIN, A. L., M.A., M.D., M.B.C.P.L., has been appointed AssistantObstetric Physician to Guy’s Hospital, vice Phillips, deceased.

GIBBINGS, A., M.R.C.S.E., L.D.S., has been appointed Dental House-Surgeonto the Dental Hospital of London, vice Rogers, resigned.

JOSEPH, G. W., L.K Q.C.P.I., has been appointed Resident Surgeon andApothecary to the Warrington Dispensary and Hatton’s Charity Hos-pital, vice Barton, resigned.

LIDDEBDALE, J., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed House-Surgeon to theFemale Lock Hospital, Westbourne-green, vice Marshall, appointedResident Registrar and Chloroformist, St. Mary’s Hospital.

LUMLEY, B., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Medical Officer and PublicVaccinator for the Northallerton District of the Northallerton Unionand the Workhouse, vice J. S. Walton, M.R.C.S.E., deceased.

M’DoWALL, T. W., M.D., L.R.C.S.Ed. (Assistant Medical Officer of the WestRiding Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield), has been appointed MedicalSuperintendent of the Northumberland Lunatic Asylum, vice Wilson,deceased.