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92 was to give the fruits of a matured experience to his younger professional brethren, as well as to those who had not enjoyed the same opportunities and advantages with himself. The whole tone of the work is characteristic of the educated surgeon-of the gentlemen and scholar-and we trust it may long be read by all ambitious of obtaining a solid knowledge of their profession. If our wishes are realized, Mr. Vincent will not have lived in vain. The deceased has left a widow and three sons; the eldest, John Vincent, is a barrister-at-law; the second is the Rev. Osman Vincent; and the voungest, the Rev. Richard Painter Vincent, is the perpetual curate of Woodlands, near Wrotham, Kent; a church built, and to a great extent endowed, through the instrumentality of the family. Died, at Midhurst, Sussex, on the 10th inst., aged thirty, Dr. Gosden, Assistant Staff Surgeon, and late of H.M. 84th Regiment. TO CORRESPONDENTS. The British Medical Directory.-We regret that we cannot publish the letter addressed to us by the Editors of this work in the present number of our journal, in consequence of its very late arrival. The objects of the Editors in sending the letter to us are, to point out to the profession the im- portance of the undertaking which they have engaged to execute; to express their hearty thanks for the extra- ordinary encouragement and support they have already received from a vast number of the profession, including the most distinguished of its practitioners; and earnestly to entreat of the members of the profession generally throughout all parts of the United Kingdom to forward, without delay, their names and places of residence stated at length, the qualifications they hold, and where obtained, the titles of any works they may have published, and a description of any public offices they may occupy. All communications to be addressed thus- The Editors of THE BRITISH MEDICAL DIRECTORY, THE LANCET OFFICE, Strand, London. As the Editors declare that it is their determination to make this the completest work of the kind that has ever issued from the press, at a cost not exceeding two-thirds of the price of the " Guide to the Homceopaths," we feel confident that the answer to their appeal will be both spontaneous and universal. Anything more offensive or injurious to the character of the profession, or insulting to the feelings of the respectable members of that body, cannot exist, than the confounding, in a work of universal reference by the public, the justly acquired and honourable distinctions of eminent scientific men with the fraudulent, knavish claims and pretensions of a gang of despicable quacks. AFTER our journal was in type, made up, and just at the very moment when it was about to be sent to press, we received the correspondence which had been addressed to us by Mr. Hodgson, of Halifax. It includes a note from Sir James Clark, in reply to one addressed to him by Mr. Hodgson, denouncing the " impudent and groundless" assertion published in the Halifax Guardian respecting the homceopathic treatment of the Royal children. The whole of the correspondence shall be published in the next number of THE LANCET. WE cannot notice the lecturing performances at the Athol-street school- room, Douglas. The preacher had better attend to the duties of his pulpit, than employ his time in promulgating the trash uttered by the mesmer- izing quacks. Not any qualified medical practitioner should sanction such humbug exhibitions by being present at them. THE request of J7;’. Symonds shall receive attention. Anti-Humbug.-The publication of the offensive handbill in our columns would not diminish the number ef the blockheads who are deceived by such fraudulent representations. L’nfortunately, the victims of the quacks are not found exclusively in the ranks of the humbler classes of society. But the most costly education does not produce the strongest mind. The pecuniary impositions practised by the quacks constitute the least portion of the evils of which they are the guilty authors. Romeo.-An account of all the public institutions of the kind in this metro- polis was published in September last in the Students’ Number of THE LANCET. Silex.-We are engaged in making inquiries on the subject, and hope to be able to obtain information which may prove of value to many scientific men who are engaged in such investigation. A Surgeon.-The decision is given in favour of M. It is obvious that C. was wrong from the beginning. A Three Years’ Stadent.-A diploma from one of the Colleges of Surgeons, and a licence from the worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. A properly-educated surgeon can obtain the appointment without under. going any special medical examination for the purpose. 31r. Ilure7teson.-The best account of it will be found probably in the Materia Medica of Dr. Pereira. THE statement made by A Tradesman’s Assistant shows that he ought to consult a respectable medical practitioner without delay. Mr. IV. J. Cox.-The report of the case of " Tumour of the Liver" was duly received, and we believe that its reception was acknowledged at the time; if not, we must apologize for the omission. As the " title" of the pamphlet is not mentioned, we are unable to state whether it has been received at our office. THE tables of the dietaries, as given by J. B. N., are of little value, in con- sequence of the composition of the soup not being described, and from its not being stated where the English workmen obtain the allowance which is described in table No. 2. G. B. (Wolverhampton) should consult a respectable surgeon. 1. N. C.-Yes. Such an attendance would not only be allowed, but the author of it would be commended by the Court of Examiners of the worshipful Society of Apothecaries. A Constant Beader.-The circumstances are not stated sufficiently in detail to enable us, with propriety, to offer any opinion on the subject. Is the physician engaged in an extensive practice? and was the patient aware of that circumstance when he required that three-fourths of the time of the doctor should be devoted in attending upon him ? In estimating the amount of fees, circumstances of this kind cannot be properly omitted from the items on which the calculation is to be founded. IN consequence of some accident, the letter of Mf. Marson, the resident surgeon of the Small-Pox and Vaccination Hospital, has been mislaid, or it should certainly have been inserted this week. The communication did not reach us until after the last number of our journal had been sent to press. If Mr. Marson will forward to us another copy, it shall certainly be published next week. An Aspirantfor the Licence.-Bowman’s ’° Practical Chemistry." An Old M.D., (Cheltenham.)-The attempt at imposition is poor and con· temptible. The whole system of homoeopathy is fraudulent ; and an " Old M.D.’s" communication savours of folly and imbecility. THE biography of Dr. Sheridan Illuspratt has been received. A Subscriber will find the information he requires in some elementary work on Physiology. A Country Farmer had better consult his usual medical attendant on the subject of his note. That gentleman will readily inform him whether a consultation can be held with advantage on his case. Argenti Wilratis.-The regulations of the Apothecaries’ Society, regard. ing the admission of gentlemen to the newly-modified examination, may not be perfect, and capable of meeting every case. Weregardthem, however, as steps in the right direction, and calculated to be of much advantage to a very numerous body of the profession. It is difficult to see in what manner any of the regulations can be dispensed with. Indeed, if the one to which our correspondent particularly alludes were departed from, it would open a wide field to abuse. The case of Argenti Nitratis is no doubt one of hardship, and we regret his position; but the Society cannot be fairly blamed for refusing him permission to be exa. mined under the modified rules. The position of the Society, in regard to the profession, has been anomalous and peculiar; but the Board of Examiners has done much to improve the education of the surgeon in general practice. Df. Swaine.-We think our respected correspondent comptains without sufficient reason. The article which we inserted respecting the Leipsic Medical Faculty did answer all the charge brought against that learned body. The mere enumeration of the subjects in which the candidate would be examined amounted to little, if anything. The mode of ansive7-ing would be the only test of the capability of the candidate, and the efficiency of the examination. ERRATA.-In Dr. Chowne’s paper, in the last LANCET, for Mr. Druit, Clarges-street, read Curzon-st?-eet. - In the list of members admitted to the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, in the last LANCET, for ABHAVASSE, CHARLES, Birmingham, read CHAVASSE, CHARLES ALLEL, Smethwick, Birmingham. COMMUNICATIONS, LETTERS, &c., have been received from - Mr. Edwards; Dr. Miller; Mr. Christopher; Mr. E Mellville ; Mr. Symonds ; Mr. Litchfield; Anti-Humbug; Dr. Rich; Mr. Robertson; Mr. Scott; Mr. W. J. Cox, (Kensall New Town;) Romeo; Silex; Mr. E.M. Gill; A Three Years’ Student; Mr. Murcheson; A Tradesman’s Assistant; Mr. Gulston; J. B. N. ; Mr. E. Hall; G. B., (Wolverhamipton;) 1. N. C.; Mr. Markham; Mr. G. Tryon, (Brighton;) A Constant Reader; A Coun- try Farmer; Mr. T. «’right; Mr. Hendry, (Hull;) Dr. Fowler, (Lough- borough A Subscriber; Mr. Miller, (Edinburgh;) Mr. Murray, (Leith;) Mr. Chavasse, (Birmingham ;) Mr. W. H. Borham; Dr. Mackinlay; Dr. Williams, ;Gloucester;) J. A. A. ; Mr. Charles Cook; A Voter for Middle- sex ; Mr. H. S Stuart, (Douglas;) Mr. J. M’Bean, (St. Andrew’s;) Mr. S. Booth; A Surgeon; An Aspirant for the Licence; An Old M.D., (Chel- tenham;) Argenti Nitratis; Dr. Swaine; Mr. Hodgson, (Halifax;) &-c.

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was to give the fruits of a matured experience to his youngerprofessional brethren, as well as to those who had not enjoyedthe same opportunities and advantages with himself. The wholetone of the work is characteristic of the educated surgeon-ofthe gentlemen and scholar-and we trust it may long be readby all ambitious of obtaining a solid knowledge of their profession.If our wishes are realized, Mr. Vincent will not have lived invain. The deceased has left a widow and three sons; theeldest, John Vincent, is a barrister-at-law; the second is theRev. Osman Vincent; and the voungest, the Rev. RichardPainter Vincent, is the perpetual curate of Woodlands, nearWrotham, Kent; a church built, and to a great extent endowed,through the instrumentality of the family.

Died, at Midhurst, Sussex, on the 10th inst., agedthirty, Dr. Gosden, Assistant Staff Surgeon, and late of H.M.84th Regiment.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The British Medical Directory.-We regret that we cannotpublish the letter addressed to us by the Editors of thiswork in the present number of our journal, in consequenceof its very late arrival. The objects of the Editors in sendingthe letter to us are, to point out to the profession the im-portance of the undertaking which they have engaged toexecute; to express their hearty thanks for the extra-

ordinary encouragement and support they have alreadyreceived from a vast number of the profession, includingthe most distinguished of its practitioners; and earnestlyto entreat of the members of the profession generallythroughout all parts of the United Kingdom to forward,without delay, their names and places of residence stated atlength, the qualifications they hold, and where obtained,the titles of any works they may have published, and adescription of any public offices they may occupy. Allcommunications to be addressed thus-

The Editors ofTHE BRITISH MEDICAL DIRECTORY,

THE LANCET OFFICE,Strand, London.

As the Editors declare that it is their determination to makethis the completest work of the kind that has ever issued fromthe press, at a cost not exceeding two-thirds of the price ofthe " Guide to the Homceopaths," we feel confident thatthe answer to their appeal will be both spontaneous anduniversal. Anything more offensive or injurious to thecharacter of the profession, or insulting to the feelings ofthe respectable members of that body, cannot exist, than theconfounding, in a work of universal reference by the public,the justly acquired and honourable distinctions of eminentscientific men with the fraudulent, knavish claims and

pretensions of a gang of despicable quacks.AFTER our journal was in type, made up, and just at the very momentwhen it was about to be sent to press, we received the correspondencewhich had been addressed to us by Mr. Hodgson, of Halifax. It includes

a note from Sir James Clark, in reply to one addressed to him by Mr.Hodgson, denouncing the " impudent and groundless" assertion publishedin the Halifax Guardian respecting the homceopathic treatment of theRoyal children. The whole of the correspondence shall be published inthe next number of THE LANCET.

WE cannot notice the lecturing performances at the Athol-street school-room, Douglas. The preacher had better attend to the duties of his pulpit,than employ his time in promulgating the trash uttered by the mesmer-izing quacks. Not any qualified medical practitioner should sanctionsuch humbug exhibitions by being present at them.

THE request of J7;’. Symonds shall receive attention.Anti-Humbug.-The publication of the offensive handbill in our columnswould not diminish the number ef the blockheads who are deceived bysuch fraudulent representations. L’nfortunately, the victims of the quacksare not found exclusively in the ranks of the humbler classes of society.But the most costly education does not produce the strongest mind.The pecuniary impositions practised by the quacks constitute the leastportion of the evils of which they are the guilty authors.

Romeo.-An account of all the public institutions of the kind in this metro-polis was published in September last in the Students’ Number of THELANCET.

Silex.-We are engaged in making inquiries on the subject, and hope to beable to obtain information which may prove of value to many scientificmen who are engaged in such investigation.

A Surgeon.-The decision is given in favour of M. It is obvious that C.was wrong from the beginning.

A Three Years’ Stadent.-A diploma from one of the Colleges of Surgeons,and a licence from the worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. A

properly-educated surgeon can obtain the appointment without under.going any special medical examination for the purpose.

31r. Ilure7teson.-The best account of it will be found probably in theMateria Medica of Dr. Pereira.

THE statement made by A Tradesman’s Assistant shows that he ought toconsult a respectable medical practitioner without delay.

Mr. IV. J. Cox.-The report of the case of " Tumour of the Liver" was dulyreceived, and we believe that its reception was acknowledged at the time;if not, we must apologize for the omission. As the " title" of thepamphlet is not mentioned, we are unable to state whether it has beenreceived at our office.

THE tables of the dietaries, as given by J. B. N., are of little value, in con-sequence of the composition of the soup not being described, and from itsnot being stated where the English workmen obtain the allowance whichis described in table No. 2.

G. B. (Wolverhampton) should consult a respectable surgeon.1. N. C.-Yes. Such an attendance would not only be allowed, but theauthor of it would be commended by the Court of Examiners of theworshipful Society of Apothecaries.

A Constant Beader.-The circumstances are not stated sufficiently in detailto enable us, with propriety, to offer any opinion on the subject. Is the

physician engaged in an extensive practice? and was the patient awareof that circumstance when he required that three-fourths of the time ofthe doctor should be devoted in attending upon him ? In estimating theamount of fees, circumstances of this kind cannot be properly omitted

’ from the items on which the calculation is to be founded.IN consequence of some accident, the letter of Mf. Marson, the residentsurgeon of the Small-Pox and Vaccination Hospital, has been mislaid, orit should certainly have been inserted this week. The communicationdid not reach us until after the last number of our journal had been sentto press. If Mr. Marson will forward to us another copy, it shall certainlybe published next week.

An Aspirantfor the Licence.-Bowman’s ’° Practical Chemistry."An Old M.D., (Cheltenham.)-The attempt at imposition is poor and con·

temptible. The whole system of homoeopathy is fraudulent ; and an " OldM.D.’s" communication savours of folly and imbecility.

THE biography of Dr. Sheridan Illuspratt has been received.A Subscriber will find the information he requires in some elementary workon Physiology.

A Country Farmer had better consult his usual medical attendant on thesubject of his note. That gentleman will readily inform him whethera consultation can be held with advantage on his case.

Argenti Wilratis.-The regulations of the Apothecaries’ Society, regard.ing the admission of gentlemen to the newly-modified examination,may not be perfect, and capable of meeting every case. Weregardthem,however, as steps in the right direction, and calculated to be of muchadvantage to a very numerous body of the profession. It is difficult tosee in what manner any of the regulations can be dispensed with.

Indeed, if the one to which our correspondent particularly alludes weredeparted from, it would open a wide field to abuse. The case of ArgentiNitratis is no doubt one of hardship, and we regret his position; but theSociety cannot be fairly blamed for refusing him permission to be exa.mined under the modified rules. The position of the Society, in regardto the profession, has been anomalous and peculiar; but the Board ofExaminers has done much to improve the education of the surgeon ingeneral practice.

Df. Swaine.-We think our respected correspondent comptains withoutsufficient reason. The article which we inserted respecting the LeipsicMedical Faculty did answer all the charge brought against that learnedbody. The mere enumeration of the subjects in which the candidatewould be examined amounted to little, if anything. The mode of

ansive7-ing would be the only test of the capability of the candidate, andthe efficiency of the examination.

ERRATA.-In Dr. Chowne’s paper, in the last LANCET, for Mr. Druit,Clarges-street, read Curzon-st?-eet. - In the list of members admitted tothe fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, in the last LANCET, for

ABHAVASSE, CHARLES, Birmingham,read

CHAVASSE, CHARLES ALLEL, Smethwick, Birmingham.

COMMUNICATIONS, LETTERS, &c., have been received from - Mr.

Edwards; Dr. Miller; Mr. Christopher; Mr. E Mellville ; Mr. Symonds ; Mr. Litchfield; Anti-Humbug; Dr. Rich; Mr. Robertson; Mr. Scott;Mr. W. J. Cox, (Kensall New Town;) Romeo; Silex; Mr. E.M. Gill;A Three Years’ Student; Mr. Murcheson; A Tradesman’s Assistant;Mr. Gulston; J. B. N. ; Mr. E. Hall; G. B., (Wolverhamipton;) 1. N. C.;Mr. Markham; Mr. G. Tryon, (Brighton;) A Constant Reader; A Coun-try Farmer; Mr. T. «’right; Mr. Hendry, (Hull;) Dr. Fowler, (Lough-borough A Subscriber; Mr. Miller, (Edinburgh;) Mr. Murray, (Leith;)Mr. Chavasse, (Birmingham ;) Mr. W. H. Borham; Dr. Mackinlay; Dr.Williams, ;Gloucester;) J. A. A. ; Mr. Charles Cook; A Voter for Middle-sex ; Mr. H. S Stuart, (Douglas;) Mr. J. M’Bean, (St. Andrew’s;) Mr. S.Booth; A Surgeon; An Aspirant for the Licence; An Old M.D., (Chel-tenham;) Argenti Nitratis; Dr. Swaine; Mr. Hodgson, (Halifax;) &-c.