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322 cases is naturally second to none. Isolation, even in the I comparatively trivial forms of infection, should be much j more often a rule of practice than it appears to be. Not t only so, but wherever it cannot be carried out in an efficient v manner or wherever there is reason to suspect in the other a apparently healthy children the advent of still incubating i disease school attendance ought not to be allowed to any member of the family. Such obligations as devolve upon the parent must, of course, belong also to masters of board- f ing schools, who stand for the time in loco parentis. t BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL CONFERENCE. THE annual conference of the British Pharmaceutical Society was held this year at University College, Liverpool, and the presidential address was delivered by Mr. W. Martindale. Mr. Martindale alluded to the advances which pharmacology had made since the conference was last held at Liverpool twenty-five years ago, and enumerated many drugs which are now in everyday use which were then unknown. He then went on to speak of the relation- ship between pharmacists and medical practitioners and dwelt on the necessity of cooperation between them. So far we entirely agree with Mr. Martindale, but we cannot join in his condemnation of the Conjoint Board for reject- ing pharmacology as a separate subject for examination. Reference was made to the manufacture of the various lymphs, which are principally prepared in Germany owing to the difficulties which are put in the way of investi. gators in England by the Vivisection Act. Mr. Martindale ended his interesting address by allusions to recently deceased eminent men whose works have had great influence on the progress of medicine, surgery, and pharmacy. THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. THE Bill for the reconstitution of the University of London, introduced by the Lord President of the Council, has passed its second reading without opposition in the House of Lords, and has also gone through the ordeal of the committee stage without any alteration. Ministers and ex-Ministers agreed that the only manner in which the reforms which are necessary to impose upon the existing University the duties of a Teaching University could be accomplished was to institute a statutory commission with wide powers. Lord Justice Davey has been invited to become the chairman of the commission and has consented to undertake the responsibilities of this honour- able but onerous post. The other members of the commission have not yet been named, but we trust that a member of our profession familiar with the wants of the medical student and unconnected with any of the London examining bodies will be chosen. We would suggest the name of our latest speaker in the cause of reform in medical education, Mr. T. Pridgin Teale of Leeds, as that of one who would be in every way acceptable to the profession. The Bill has only a short time in which to pass through the Commons, but it could be passed by agreement between the two front benches, unless it be blocked by the opposition foreshadowed by Sir Joan Lublock some few days ago. IT is a pleasant duty which falls to our lot at the time that the British Medical Association is holding its sixty- fourth annual meeting at Carlisle to have to place on record a word of thanks to the authorities who are responsible for the conduct of the official journal of the Association. In the British Medical Journal of last week is published a review of our reprint of THE LAXCET and the Hyderabad Com- missions on Chloroform, and the work contained in our own clinical report receives kindly and appreciative notice. Our I contemporary says: "The more valuable portion of the I present volume is certainly THE LANCET Clinical Report. It is to be regretted in regard to such a wide collection and judicial survey of facts important to the whole profession that the returns asked for from the large London hospitals were not supplied. The provincial hospitals seem to have acted with greater public spirit than their sister metropolitan institutions. The evidence obtained is very convincing." THE occasion of Professor Victor Horsley’s retirement from the chair of Pathology at University College has been taken as an opportunity of presenting him with a piece of plate and an album in appreciation of the way in which he has advanced experimental pathology in this country. The album contains photographs of fifty-three of those who sub- scribed to the testimonial, together with a list of the experi- mental work they did either in conjunction with Professor Horsley or in the Brown Institution and Pathological Depart- ment of University College, London, during the time that he directed those laboratories. THE Return of Registered Common Lodging-houses within the jurisdiction of the London County Council, which has just been presented to that body by their medical officer of health, gives particulars as to the names and residences of the keepers of the houses, situation, authorised number of lodgers, and date of inspection as to fitness. THE Queen has graciously promised to contribute S50 towards the extension and improvement fund of Queen Charlotte’s Lying-in Hospital, Marylebone. ON Tuesday last the Duke and Duchess of Connaught laid the foundation-stone of a new hospital at Aldershot. THE DENTAL HOSPITAL OF LONDON. - The annual conversazione and distribution of prizes in connexion with the Dental Hospital of London, Leicester-square, and the London School of Dental Surgery took place at the Galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Piccadilly, on July 24th, and was largely attended. The chair was taken at the distribution by Sir J. Crichton Browne, and Mr. Morton Smale, in a brief report on the work of the hospital during the past year, stated that its success continued. Sir J. Crichton Browne then presented the prizes, and at the close of the distribution delivered a short address to the students. FOREIGN UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.- - Geneva : : Dr. C. Poli has been recognised as privat-docent in Obology and Rhinology.—J9M : Professor Uhthoff of Marburg has been appointed to the chair of Ophthalmology in succession to Dr. Forster, who has retired.—.E; Dr. Doehle, prirat- docent in Pathological Anatomy, has been granted the title of Professor.—ZMy; Dr. W. Schon has been promoted to an Extraordinary Professorship of Ophthalmology.—.M’- b?i" : Dr. Sandmeyer has been promoted to the Professorship of Physiology.-]Ve7v Jo7-k (Polyclinic) : Dr. W. van Valzah has been appointed Professor of General Pathology. (Bellet’1lt Hospital Medical Oollege) : : Dr. Northrup has been appointed Professor of Paediatrics, and Dr. G. D. Stewart Professor of Anatomy. -Prag ?te : Dr. W. Kopfstein, Assistant to Pro- fessor Maydl, has been appointed Director and Chief Surgeon of the new General Hospital in Zungbunzlau.- TViir:burg: Dr. F. Helfreich, Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the Extraordinary Professorship of the History of Medicine. -Philadelp7bia (Polyclinic) : Dr. J. Daland has been appointed Professor of Diseases of the Chest and Dr. Riesman and Dr. Christian, Assistant Pro- fessors of Clinical Medicine with Therapeutics and the Surgery of the Genito-Urinary Organs respectively.- Florence (Institute of Higher Studies): : Dr. Silvestrini has been appointed prh’at.doctnt in Medical Pathology and Dr. Agostini pri vat-docerat in Psychiatry.- TII.riet! (-Dorpat): Dr. N. K. Chermak has been appointed Extraordinary Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology.- Toms!:: : Dr. 1B1. G. Kurloff has been promoted to be Ordinarp Professor of Special Pathology and Therapeutics

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cases is naturally second to none. Isolation, even in the I

comparatively trivial forms of infection, should be much jmore often a rule of practice than it appears to be. Not t

only so, but wherever it cannot be carried out in an efficient vmanner or wherever there is reason to suspect in the other a

apparently healthy children the advent of still incubating i

disease school attendance ought not to be allowed to anymember of the family. Such obligations as devolve uponthe parent must, of course, belong also to masters of board- fing schools, who stand for the time in loco parentis. t

BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL CONFERENCE.

THE annual conference of the British Pharmaceutical

Society was held this year at University College, Liverpool,and the presidential address was delivered by Mr. W.

Martindale. Mr. Martindale alluded to the advances which

pharmacology had made since the conference was last heldat Liverpool twenty-five years ago, and enumerated manydrugs which are now in everyday use which were then

unknown. He then went on to speak of the relation-

ship between pharmacists and medical practitioners anddwelt on the necessity of cooperation between them. Sofar we entirely agree with Mr. Martindale, but we cannotjoin in his condemnation of the Conjoint Board for reject-ing pharmacology as a separate subject for examination.Reference was made to the manufacture of the various

lymphs, which are principally prepared in Germany owingto the difficulties which are put in the way of investi.

gators in England by the Vivisection Act. Mr. Martindaleended his interesting address by allusions to recentlydeceased eminent men whose works have had great influenceon the progress of medicine, surgery, and pharmacy.

THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.

THE Bill for the reconstitution of the University of

London, introduced by the Lord President of the Council,has passed its second reading without opposition in theHouse of Lords, and has also gone through the ordeal ofthe committee stage without any alteration. Ministers

and ex-Ministers agreed that the only manner in whichthe reforms which are necessary to impose upon the

existing University the duties of a Teaching Universitycould be accomplished was to institute a statutorycommission with wide powers. Lord Justice Davey hasbeen invited to become the chairman of the commission andhas consented to undertake the responsibilities of this honour-able but onerous post. The other members of the commissionhave not yet been named, but we trust that a member of ourprofession familiar with the wants of the medical studentand unconnected with any of the London examining bodieswill be chosen. We would suggest the name of our latestspeaker in the cause of reform in medical education,Mr. T. Pridgin Teale of Leeds, as that of one who would bein every way acceptable to the profession. The Bill has onlya short time in which to pass through the Commons, but itcould be passed by agreement between the two front benches,unless it be blocked by the opposition foreshadowed by SirJoan Lublock some few days ago.

IT is a pleasant duty which falls to our lot at the timethat the British Medical Association is holding its sixty-fourth annual meeting at Carlisle to have to place on recorda word of thanks to the authorities who are responsible forthe conduct of the official journal of the Association. In the

British Medical Journal of last week is published a reviewof our reprint of THE LAXCET and the Hyderabad Com-missions on Chloroform, and the work contained in our ownclinical report receives kindly and appreciative notice. Our I

contemporary says: "The more valuable portion of the Ipresent volume is certainly THE LANCET Clinical Report.

It is to be regretted in regard to such a wide collection andjudicial survey of facts important to the whole professionthat the returns asked for from the large London hospitalswere not supplied. The provincial hospitals seem to haveacted with greater public spirit than their sister metropolitaninstitutions. The evidence obtained is very convincing."

THE occasion of Professor Victor Horsley’s retirementfrom the chair of Pathology at University College has beentaken as an opportunity of presenting him with a piece ofplate and an album in appreciation of the way in which hehas advanced experimental pathology in this country. Thealbum contains photographs of fifty-three of those who sub-scribed to the testimonial, together with a list of the experi-mental work they did either in conjunction with ProfessorHorsley or in the Brown Institution and Pathological Depart-ment of University College, London, during the time that hedirected those laboratories.

THE Return of Registered Common Lodging-houses withinthe jurisdiction of the London County Council, which hasjust been presented to that body by their medical officer ofhealth, gives particulars as to the names and residences ofthe keepers of the houses, situation, authorised number oflodgers, and date of inspection as to fitness.

THE Queen has graciously promised to contribute S50towards the extension and improvement fund of QueenCharlotte’s Lying-in Hospital, Marylebone.

’ ON Tuesday last the Duke and Duchess of Connaught

laid the foundation-stone of a new hospital at Aldershot.THE DENTAL HOSPITAL OF LONDON.- The

annual conversazione and distribution of prizes in connexionwith the Dental Hospital of London, Leicester-square, andthe London School of Dental Surgery took place at theGalleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours,Piccadilly, on July 24th, and was largely attended. Thechair was taken at the distribution by Sir J. CrichtonBrowne, and Mr. Morton Smale, in a brief report on thework of the hospital during the past year, stated that itssuccess continued. Sir J. Crichton Browne then presentedthe prizes, and at the close of the distribution delivered ashort address to the students.

FOREIGN UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.-- Geneva : :Dr. C. Poli has been recognised as privat-docent in Obologyand Rhinology.—J9M : Professor Uhthoff of Marburg hasbeen appointed to the chair of Ophthalmology in successionto Dr. Forster, who has retired.—.E; Dr. Doehle, prirat-docent in Pathological Anatomy, has been granted the titleof Professor.—ZMy; Dr. W. Schon has been promoted toan Extraordinary Professorship of Ophthalmology.—.M’-b?i" : Dr. Sandmeyer has been promoted to the Professorshipof Physiology.-]Ve7v Jo7-k (Polyclinic) : Dr. W. van Valzahhas been appointed Professor of General Pathology. (Bellet’1ltHospital Medical Oollege) : : Dr. Northrup has been appointedProfessor of Paediatrics, and Dr. G. D. Stewart Professor ofAnatomy. -Prag ?te : Dr. W. Kopfstein, Assistant to Pro-fessor Maydl, has been appointed Director and Chief Surgeonof the new General Hospital in Zungbunzlau.- TViir:burg:Dr. F. Helfreich, Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology, hasbeen appointed to the Extraordinary Professorship of the

History of Medicine. -Philadelp7bia (Polyclinic) : Dr. J.Daland has been appointed Professor of Diseases of theChest and Dr. Riesman and Dr. Christian, Assistant Pro-fessors of Clinical Medicine with Therapeutics andthe Surgery of the Genito-Urinary Organs respectively.-Florence (Institute of Higher Studies): : Dr. Silvestrini hasbeen appointed prh’at.doctnt in Medical Pathology and Dr.Agostini pri vat-docerat in Psychiatry.- TII.riet! (-Dorpat): Dr.N. K. Chermak has been appointed Extraordinary Professorof Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology.-Toms!:: : Dr. 1B1. G. Kurloff has been promoted to be OrdinarpProfessor of Special Pathology and Therapeutics