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170 Methods and Organisations : (1) Public-by Dr. James Niven, Dr. J. M. Ross, and Miss Bibby, sanitary inspector, Borough of St. Pancras ; (2) Voluntary-by Miss Cowen, honorary secretary of the Health Committee, Jewish Board of Guardians. July 20th : III. T’/’eatment: Introductory Address by Sir William Osler, Bart. ; (a) Sanatorium Treatment, by Dr. A. C. Latham and Dr. Jane Walker ; (b) The Educational Value of the Sanatorium, by Dr. M. S. Paterson and Dr. J. J. Perkins ; (0) Home Treatment, by Dr. J. E. Squire, C.B., and Home Treatment of Persons under 16, by Dr. J. F. J. Sykes ; (d) Open-air Recovery Schools, by Dr. Ralph P. Williams ; (e) Tuberculosis Schools, by Miss McGaw, Member of Council, N.A.P.C. ; (f) Advanced Cases and Segregation, by Dr. A. Maxwell Williamson. July 21st (morning) : IV. After- care of Patients, by Mr. C. S. Loch, secretary of the Charity Organisation Society, and Dr. H. W. McConnel, to be fol- lowed by a general discussion. Afternoon : V. The Adminis- tractive and Financial Aspects of the Bill. Introductory Address, by Dr. W. Leslie Mackenzie: (a) The Cost to the Community, by Mr. Waldorf Astor, M.P. ; (b) The Use of Existing Accommodation, by Dr. Nathan Raw; (c) The- General and Medical Aspects of the Insurance Bill, by Mr. Ernest J. Schuster, LL. D. The Tuberculosis Exhibition of the association will be on view. In view of the import- ance of the occasion the meeting is likely to prove of exceptional interest, as is shown by the ready response of all the public bodies having control over tuberculosis in the three kingdoms to a request that they should be represented by delegates, and by the prominence of all the contributors. It is expected, moreover, that Mr. John Burns and possibly the Chancellor of the Exchequer will attend. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. THE annual meeting of the British Medical Association at Birmingham is now almost in sight, and all arrangements are practically complete. The annual meeting itself commences on Tuesday, July 25th, and continues during the next three <days, but the annual representative meeting begins on Friday next, July 21st. Professor Robert Saundby, physician to the Birmingham General Hospital and professor of medicine in the University, is the President-elect of the Association, and Sir Henry Butlin, the retiring President, will vacate the chair for him on Tuesday, July 25th, at ’2 P.M. Professor Saundby will deliver the Presidential I Address at 8.30 P.M. that evening in the University, ’, Bournbrook, Birmingham. On Wednesday, July 26th, at 12.30 P.M., Dr. Byrom Bramwell will deliver an Address on Medicine. On Thursday, at the same time, the Address on Surgery will be delivered by Professor Jordan Lloyd. Sixteen scientific sections have been arranged and will meet - daily from Wednesday to Friday in the University Buildings .at 10 A.M., viz. :-Anatomy and Physiology ; Dermatology ; Diseases of Children ; Electro-Therapeutics and Radiology ; Laryngology, Otology and Rhinology; Medical Socio- logy, including Medical Inspection of School Children, Hospital Administration and Contract Practice; Medicine; Neurology and Psychological Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynaecology ; Odontology ; Ophthalmology ; Pathology ; State Medicine and Industrial Diseases ; Surgery ; Thera- peutics, including Dietetics ; and Tropical Medicine. Throughout the meeting an Exhibition of Surgical Instru- ments, Drugs, and Foods will be open daily in the Bingley Hall. The annual dinner will be held on Thursday, July 27th, at 7.30 P.M., at the Grand Hotel. Religious services have been arranged for the opening day, followed by garden parties and a reception. Various other social arrangements have been made for members and ladies accompanying them, and on Saturday there will be excursions. Matters of great moment in connexion with the Insurance Bill will be considered by the representatives, and also referred to in the Medico-Sociological Section. ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND: NEW ADDITIONS TO THE MUSEUM. IN THE LANCET of July 1st (p. 30) we announced that the annual exhibition of specimens which have been added to the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England during the past collegiate year would be on view at the College on July 6th, 7th, and 8th. The following is an analysis of the specimens acquired : Pathological series, 193 ; surgical instruments, 4 ; teratological series, 34; human anatomy series, 8 ; physiological series, 101 ; histological series, 720 ; osteological series, man 85, vertebrata 16 ; odont- ological series, 27; and miscellaneous series, 15; making a grand total of 1203 specimens. Among the several donations it may be noted that H.M. the King presented another pheasant illustrating alteration in the secondary sexual characters of the hen bird. The President presented 43 draw- ings of cases of cancer and conditions which may be mistaken for cancer of the tongue. Many of these are in water colours and have been prepared by a skilled artist. Professor F. D. Bird of Melbourne gave 32 stereoscopic radiographs illustrating anatomical and surgical aspects of the human body. The collection of microscopical preparations, made by the late Mr. Cresswell Baber during his research on the comparative anatomy of the thyroid, and on which he based his paper in the Philosophical Transactions, 1881, was pre- sented to the College by Mrs. Cresswell Baber. This valuable addition, amounting to 712 preparations, will be placed in the histology collection. Further additions to the pathology of tropical diseases have been received from Captain A. Whit- more, I.M.S., Rangoon, and from Dr. R. D. Keith, Dr. G. A. Finlayson, and Dr. S. M. Livesey of Singapore. Numerous donations have been made to the ethnological series. Through Dr. C. G. Seligmann 26 crania were obtained from various parts of New Guinea, and Mr. R. R. Williamson also obtained for the Museum crania from a newly discovered New Guinean tribe. Mr. P. A. Talbot presented five crania of natives of Southern Nigeria, a region at present imperfectly known from an ethnological point of view. Professor A. Watson of Adelaide University has presented various speci- mens which illustrate the anatomical peculiarities of the natives of Australia. The Egypt Exploration Fund and Pro- fessor G. Elliot Smith have presented further specimens which help to fill out the data relating to the physical structure of the ancient Egyptians. Additions to the Maori and Malli- collo crania have been made by Mr. E. W. Merton Holmes of Sutton, Surrey, and Mr. S. W. MacIlwaine of Clevedon. Many additions have also been made to the prehistoric British series. Mr. W. M. Newton presented a cranium found by him in the 60-foot gravel terrace of the Thames Valley at Dartford ; this presumably is one of the oldest skulls found in England. Through Mr. F. G. Parsons a collection of bones excavated from an ancient cemetery near Folkestone, and assigned to the Jates, was added to the Museum. Other valuable additions have been made to the pre- historic series by the Rev. J. W. Hays, Mr. W. Storrs Fox, Dr. Arthur R. Waddell, Mr. F. J. Bennet, Dr. J. Arnalt Jones, Mr. Frank Corner, Dr. Eric Gardner, and Colonel Willoughby Verner. As announced in the last annual report, a large and extensive collection of specimens, illustrating the experimental production of tuberculosis, has been presented by the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis. The description, cataloguing, and arrangement of this collection will take some considerable time, but it is hoped that in the course of the present year these specimens will be available for study by visitors to the Museum. Another gift of importance is

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Methods and Organisations : (1) Public-by Dr. James Niven,Dr. J. M. Ross, and Miss Bibby, sanitary inspector, Boroughof St. Pancras ; (2) Voluntary-by Miss Cowen, honorarysecretary of the Health Committee, Jewish Board of Guardians.July 20th : III. T’/’eatment: Introductory Address by SirWilliam Osler, Bart. ; (a) Sanatorium Treatment, by Dr. A. C.Latham and Dr. Jane Walker ; (b) The Educational Value ofthe Sanatorium, by Dr. M. S. Paterson and Dr. J. J. Perkins ;(0) Home Treatment, by Dr. J. E. Squire, C.B., and HomeTreatment of Persons under 16, by Dr. J. F. J. Sykes ;(d) Open-air Recovery Schools, by Dr. Ralph P. Williams ;(e) Tuberculosis Schools, by Miss McGaw, Member of

Council, N.A.P.C. ; (f) Advanced Cases and Segregation, byDr. A. Maxwell Williamson. July 21st (morning) : IV. After-care of Patients, by Mr. C. S. Loch, secretary of the CharityOrganisation Society, and Dr. H. W. McConnel, to be fol-lowed by a general discussion. Afternoon : V. The Adminis-tractive and Financial Aspects of the Bill. IntroductoryAddress, by Dr. W. Leslie Mackenzie: (a) The Cost to theCommunity, by Mr. Waldorf Astor, M.P. ; (b) The Use ofExisting Accommodation, by Dr. Nathan Raw; (c) The-General and Medical Aspects of the Insurance Bill, byMr. Ernest J. Schuster, LL. D. The Tuberculosis Exhibitionof the association will be on view. In view of the import-ance of the occasion the meeting is likely to prove of

exceptional interest, as is shown by the ready response of allthe public bodies having control over tuberculosis in thethree kingdoms to a request that they should be representedby delegates, and by the prominence of all the contributors.It is expected, moreover, that Mr. John Burns and possiblythe Chancellor of the Exchequer will attend.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRITISHMEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

THE annual meeting of the British Medical Association atBirmingham is now almost in sight, and all arrangements arepractically complete. The annual meeting itself commenceson Tuesday, July 25th, and continues during the next three<days, but the annual representative meeting begins on

Friday next, July 21st. Professor Robert Saundby, physicianto the Birmingham General Hospital and professor of

medicine in the University, is the President-elect of the

Association, and Sir Henry Butlin, the retiring President,will vacate the chair for him on Tuesday, July 25th, at’2 P.M. Professor Saundby will deliver the Presidential IAddress at 8.30 P.M. that evening in the University, ’,Bournbrook, Birmingham. On Wednesday, July 26th, at12.30 P.M., Dr. Byrom Bramwell will deliver an Address onMedicine. On Thursday, at the same time, the Addresson Surgery will be delivered by Professor Jordan Lloyd.Sixteen scientific sections have been arranged and will meet- daily from Wednesday to Friday in the University Buildings.at 10 A.M., viz. :-Anatomy and Physiology ; Dermatology ;Diseases of Children ; Electro-Therapeutics and Radiology ;Laryngology, Otology and Rhinology; Medical Socio-

logy, including Medical Inspection of School Children,

Hospital Administration and Contract Practice; Medicine;Neurology and Psychological Medicine; Obstetrics and

Gynaecology ; Odontology ; Ophthalmology ; Pathology ;State Medicine and Industrial Diseases ; Surgery ; Thera-peutics, including Dietetics ; and Tropical Medicine.

Throughout the meeting an Exhibition of Surgical Instru-ments, Drugs, and Foods will be open daily in the BingleyHall. The annual dinner will be held on Thursday,July 27th, at 7.30 P.M., at the Grand Hotel. Religiousservices have been arranged for the opening day, followedby garden parties and a reception. Various other social

arrangements have been made for members and ladies

accompanying them, and on Saturday there will be

excursions. Matters of great moment in connexion with theInsurance Bill will be considered by the representatives, andalso referred to in the Medico-Sociological Section.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND:NEW ADDITIONS TO THE MUSEUM.

IN THE LANCET of July 1st (p. 30) we announced thatthe annual exhibition of specimens which have been addedto the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Englandduring the past collegiate year would be on view at theCollege on July 6th, 7th, and 8th. The following is an

analysis of the specimens acquired : Pathological series, 193 ;surgical instruments, 4 ; teratological series, 34; humananatomy series, 8 ; physiological series, 101 ; histologicalseries, 720 ; osteological series, man 85, vertebrata 16 ; odont-ological series, 27; and miscellaneous series, 15; making agrand total of 1203 specimens. Among the several donationsit may be noted that H.M. the King presented another

pheasant illustrating alteration in the secondary sexual

characters of the hen bird. The President presented 43 draw-ings of cases of cancer and conditions which may be mistakenfor cancer of the tongue. Many of these are in water coloursand have been prepared by a skilled artist. ProfessorF. D. Bird of Melbourne gave 32 stereoscopic radiographsillustrating anatomical and surgical aspects of the humanbody. The collection of microscopical preparations, madeby the late Mr. Cresswell Baber during his research on thecomparative anatomy of the thyroid, and on which he basedhis paper in the Philosophical Transactions, 1881, was pre-sented to the College by Mrs. Cresswell Baber. This valuable

addition, amounting to 712 preparations, will be placed in thehistology collection. Further additions to the pathology oftropical diseases have been received from Captain A. Whit-more, I.M.S., Rangoon, and from Dr. R. D. Keith, Dr. G. A.Finlayson, and Dr. S. M. Livesey of Singapore. Numerousdonations have been made to the ethnological series. ThroughDr. C. G. Seligmann 26 crania were obtained from variousparts of New Guinea, and Mr. R. R. Williamson also obtainedfor the Museum crania from a newly discovered NewGuinean tribe. Mr. P. A. Talbot presented five crania ofnatives of Southern Nigeria, a region at present imperfectlyknown from an ethnological point of view. Professor A.

Watson of Adelaide University has presented various speci-mens which illustrate the anatomical peculiarities of thenatives of Australia. The Egypt Exploration Fund and Pro-fessor G. Elliot Smith have presented further specimens whichhelp to fill out the data relating to the physical structure ofthe ancient Egyptians. Additions to the Maori and Malli-collo crania have been made by Mr. E. W. Merton Holmes ofSutton, Surrey, and Mr. S. W. MacIlwaine of Clevedon. Manyadditions have also been made to the prehistoric Britishseries. Mr. W. M. Newton presented a cranium found byhim in the 60-foot gravel terrace of the Thames Valley atDartford ; this presumably is one of the oldest skulls foundin England. Through Mr. F. G. Parsons a collection ofbones excavated from an ancient cemetery near Folkestone,and assigned to the Jates, was added to the Museum.Other valuable additions have been made to the pre-historic series by the Rev. J. W. Hays, Mr. W. Storrs Fox,Dr. Arthur R. Waddell, Mr. F. J. Bennet, Dr. J. Arnalt

Jones, Mr. Frank Corner, Dr. Eric Gardner, and ColonelWilloughby Verner. As announced in the last annual report,a large and extensive collection of specimens, illustrating theexperimental production of tuberculosis, has been presentedby the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis. The description,cataloguing, and arrangement of this collection will take

some considerable time, but it is hoped that in the course ofthe present year these specimens will be available for studyby visitors to the Museum. Another gift of importance is