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consistent and unnatural of all acts must, inall fair argument, be admitted as the strong-est presumptive evidence of the existence ofsuch a deplorable condition that any singleact can furnish. As to the prevention ofthe self-destruction of insane persons, a littleconsideration will be sufficient to show thatit is quite out of the reach of any criminalcode, and must depend upon a wise andjurlicious management, both medical andmoral, of the unfortunate sufferers." Tosecure, or rather to obtain which, places ofrestraint are necessary, and if properly regu-lated they are greatly beneficial to society,but it is through medical agency chiefly, ifnot solely, that any real benefit can be ex-pected.


To the Editor of THE LANCET.SIR,—In your excellent publication, I

observed, a short while ago, a paragraphrespecting diabetes in horses. It is verycommon amongst horses that are fed on oatsthat have been kiln dried, and particularlyso with the horses employed in the collieriesin the north of England. Medicine, how.ever, is rarely necessary to cure it, as achange in the food generally removes thecomplaint almost immediately.

I am, Sir, your obedient servantX.

The provincial name is the jaw.piss."

AT a highly respectable meeting of sur-geons, held at Wakefield on the 3rd inst., avote of thanks was given tn the Editor ofTHE LANCET, and the Editor oftlte Afedico-Chirurgical Review, " For their exertions,and successful exposure of the mal-practice’’of the quack John Long.


Hints for the adoption of an Improved Principleof remunerattng the Surgeon-Apothecary. By T.M. Greeuhow, M.R.C.S. Newcastle, 1824. pp. 26.The London University Calendar for the year

1831 Lundon : John Taylor. 12mo. pp. 264.Anatomical Demnustrations, or Colossal illustra-

tions of Human Anatomy. By Professor Seerig.Translated from the German. Part 1. London:A. Schloss, Chanceiy Lane, 1831. To be cumpletedin six parts.


A System of Operative Surgery; containing a de-scription of the most approved plans of performingthe different operations in stiigery ou the deadbody ; with practical observations fur surgery.Dublin: Hociges and Siiiitli, 1831. 12mo. pp. 533.

Popular Directions to Parents on the Manage-ment of Children, tn.Health and Disease. By Hemy I,kees, M.R.C S. London: Slietwcud and Co., 1829. i8vo. pp. 107.. A Few Observations on the snb:ert of MedicinalComposition, &c. Miller, 1830. pp.33.

A Treatise on Pathological Anatomy. By G.Andral. Translated from the rrenc.’t ;,. 1;-,.Townsend and West. Vol. 1I. Dubln: Hodgesand Smith, 1831. 8vo. pp. 803.

The Article "Surgery," written for Brewster’sEncyclopædia in 1828. By John Lizars,

The London Pharmacopeia, with a literal tinear trznslation fur students. By Pol- lock, M.R.C.S. Second Edition. London: wood, 1829. pip. 216.An Introductory Lecture to the Theory and Prac-

tice of Midwifery, delivered Oct.4, 1829. By -;Greening, M.D., &c. Secund Edition. London.Limebeer, 1831. 4to. pp .39.

A Grammar of the French Language. By H.Thompson. Second edition. London: Baldwin,1839. pp. 111.

Tahle of an Improved Nomenclature of the Satireof the Cranium. By H. W. Dewhurst, pp. It.The Medical Annual for 1831, &-c, By R. Reece,

M.D. London, 1831. 8vo, pp. 124.No. 1 of Medical Zoology and lIineralngy, or

illustrations and descripnons of the animals audminerals employed in medicine, and of the prepara-tions derived from them, &c. &c. BvJohn Stephen-son, M.D. ,F.L.S. London: John Wilsan,Janua:r1, 1831. Fourpiates. Published monthly.


Our correspondent, Mr. F. D, of Pershore, willhave appreciated before this onr motive ior not 111.serting his communication. The cuntroversy hadceased, and the publication of lllr. D.’s letter wouldhave been the certain cause of its renewal, an effectvery opposite to that which our correspondent svas

desirous of obtaining.A correspondent Veritas) wishes to know why

the physicians of the Surrey Dispensary do not de-liver the clinical lectures which in their prospec-tus they promise to give. He observes, tliat al.

though he has attended the practice of that rns’ttu.tion for twelve months, he has not heard of oneinstance of that promise having been ftilfilled. Tiieprospectus further states that weekly examinationsare made by the apothecary, in materta medica,pharmaceutical chemistry, &c., which, he add,have not been instituted.The Son of a Citizen.—We deeply rearet to be

obliged to state, that all the attempts thithertomade isace failed.

, An Old Subscriber.—The practice of which he,,speaks has been adopted, aud in a few instanceswith success.

FFF.—In all probability’the lawwillbeeervmaterially modified, if not altogether abro,ated.The term may be reduced to tliree years. Underall the circumstances, in order to be on the ,tie

side, we should recommend a compliauce with theterms of the Act. Tlie indentures can be trans.ferred.A Druggist.—The druggists were not in any vay

affected by the Apothecaries’ Act of 1815. Beforethat time there was no law to prevent the practicesto which he refers ; nor is there now.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.—A Translation fromthe German Anatomical Atlas, Parts I. and II, in [,%

Dr. M. J. Weber, Professor at the Unneist’y ofBonn, is about to be published.

ERRATA.—In Mr. Windsor’s paper, p. 480 1. from bottom. for "as," read at; foot note forevery week,;’ read very n ea’,; col. 2. I. 40. r

"tingeing," read tinging; p. 431, 1. 38, cad pule.j&M’ gans.

in Dr. Nagte’s paper, page 398, (ol. è, 1. 4 f.-

"Surgeon It. Robinson," read S rpenn Ge.

R obinson; page 499. col. 1 1. 15, after cirad two inverted comms.

Page 551, co 2, 1, 21, r’.B!f ES in "honores."