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week "repeat" that the staff have "neglected" the duty of"meeting the specific charges boldly, taking the professioninto their confidence." Why, this is exactiy what they didwhen, on the 31st of July, they forwarded to you the resolu-tion which, after due deliberation, they had unanimouslyadopted.

Again, you complain that the "proceedings seem to beenshrouded in needless obscurity." This is the fault, not ofthe staff, but of the " Committee of Inquiry," whose" impu-tations, privately made, have been enshrouded in needlessobscurity" from members of the staff.Once more, you say "it would be simply obeying the

natural impulse of a keen sense of honour to repudiate inpublic the imputation privately made." It was in obedienceto this impulse that the staff forwarded to you the resolutionwhich had the misfortune to be too curt to secure publicitythrough your columns. It seems to me that "imputationsprivately made" are quite incompatible with "a keen sense ofhonour," and may therefore be safely treated with contempt.

I am. Sir. vour obedient servant.PROSSER JAMES.



To the Editor of THE LANCET.SIR,—On p. 481 of your issue of 29th Sept., 1877, you

refer to an article from the Lexington Press (which wasiasued during my absence from the country), charging mewith having taken the idea of my treatment of spinalcurvature by suspension and the use of plaster-of-Parisbandage from Dr. Bryan, of Lexington, Ky.By referring to my first report on Pott’s disease, and its

treatment by suspension and the plaster-of-Paris jacket, inthe Transactions of the American Medical Association fox1876, p. 585; also to my recent work on Spinal Curvatures,&c., by Smith, Elder, and Co., 15, Waterloo-place, London,you will see, by a letter to me from Dr. Bryan himself, thatthis charge is absolutely false.By giving this insertion you will very much oblige,

Yours most respectfully,Fifth-avenue, New Yorli, Oct. 31st, 1877. LEWIS A. SAYRE.


The following gentlemen, having passed the required ex-amination for the diploma, were duly admitted Membersof the College at meetidgs of the Court of Examiners onthe 13th and 14th inst. :-

Beard, Spencer F., L.S.A., Haywards-heath.Bellwood, John, L.R.C.P. Ed., Addiscombe.Bernays, Augustus C., M.D. Heidelberg, St.Louis, U.S.Bottrell, James F. H., L.S.A., Hereford.Claremont, Claude C., Camden-town.Crallau, George E. J., Haywards-heath.Cross, Horatio R. 0., L.R.C.P. Ed., Craven-st., Strand.Davidsou, Alexander D., L.S.A., Erith, Kent.Dickinson, George D., Darlington.Elam, William H., Mirfield, Lancashire.Flint, Horace, M.B. Ed., Canterbury.Fort, Thomas, L.R.C.P. Ed., Lindeth Tower, Silverdale.Gabb, J. P. Alwyne, Bewdley.Goode, Charles F., L.S.A.,.Haverfordwest.Goss, Samuel, Sidmouth.Greasley, John, L.S.A., Canterbury.Greasley, Joseph, Melton Mowbray.Greenwood, Arthur, L.S.A., Chipping Norton.Hollingsworth, John, Sheffield.iiornsby, G. Harcourt, L.S.A., Bromsgrove.Hunt, Robert, Preston.Lane, William A., Woolwich.Lighton, H. A. Hamilton, Ross.Manby, H. Lynsey, East Rudham.Newmareh, B. James, South Eaton-place.Orlebar, Hotham G., M.B. & C.M. Aberd., St. Leonard’s-on-Sea.Palm, William S., M.B. Ed., Rotterdam.Paulley, J. N. Legge, Weymonth.Prickett, Marmaduke, Bridlington.Richards, Thomas, L.S.A., Salisbury.Steventon, Walter T., L.S.A., Snaith, Yorkshire.Taylor, Frank, L.S.A., Bristol.Taylor, R. Stanley, Derby.Thomas, H. William, L.S.A., Beaumaris, North Wales.Thomas, William, Anglesea.Tuchmann, Maro, M.D. Berlin, H&vet’stock-MU.Underwood, Arthur S., Bedford-square.Walker, C. Edward, Darlington.Whitehead, Heywood R., Harrow.Wilkinson, Arthur T., Didsbury, Lancashire.

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.-The following is a list ofthe candidates who have passed the recent Second M.B.Examination:-


Barrow, Albert Boyce, King’s College.Horrocks, Peter, Guy’s Hospital.Joll, Boyd Burnett, University College.Smith, Herbert Urmson, St. Thomas’s Hospital.Symonds, Charters James, Guy’s Hospital.Tirard, Nestor Isidore Charles, King’s College.

Bury, Judson Sykes, University College.Cattle, Charles Henry, Leeds School of Medicine.Chapman, Paul Morgan, University College.Collins, William Edward, St. George’s Hospital.Cooke, Edward Marriott, King’s College.Giles, George Michael James, St. Mary’s Hospital.Goodehild, Francis, St. George’s Hospital.Gristock, William, University College.Keyworth, George Hawson, Guy’s Hospital.Mortimer, John, University College.Plumbe, Samuel Thompson, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.Ryley, James, University College.Sankey, Herbert R. Octavius, University College.Sedgefield, Arthur Robert Wyatt, King’s College.Snell, Edward Arthur, King’s College.Stevenson, Leader Henry, Guy’s Hospital.

APOTHECARIES’ HALL. - The following gentlemenpassed the examination in the Science and Practice of Medi-cine and received certificates to practise on Nov. 8th :-

Craddock, Frederick Hurst, St. Luke’s Hospital.Hammond, Alex. Billing, Queen-street, Finsbury.Hepburn, Alfred, Upper Bedford-place.Johnson, Christopher J. Byron, Whitwick, Leicestershire.Ling, Maurice Edward, Saxmundham.Murray, Charles Herbert, Kensington-road.

The following gentlemen also passed the Primary Pro-fessional Examination:-Edward George Betts, Middlesex Hospital; Joseph Sutcliffe, St. Thomas’s


ROYAL COLLEGES OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,EDINBURGH. - DOUBLE QUALIFICATION. - The followinggentlemen passed their First Professional Examinationduring the recent sittings of the Examiners:-Thomas William Drinkwater, Carlow; Patrick Francis Black, Co. Meath ;John Lyon, Liverpool; Ivon Lewis Murdoch, Pitsligo; Saml. StumbelsPhilips, Kilmallock ; John Purcell, Cork; Robert Arthur Mossman,Lincolnshire; John Hannay, Dudley; James Smyth, Co. Limerick;Percy George Mahony, Preston ; Walter Lorrain Rankin, Govan; Thos.James MacLoughlin, Co. Meath; Albert Vaughan Williamson, Middles-borough ; Edward Parlane Macfarlane, Islay; William Crofts, Cork;David Taylor, Down; John Currie Steele, Johnstone ; Richard HanserWhiteley, Wakefield.

And the following gentlemen passed their Final Examina-tions and were admitted L.R.C.P. Edin. and L.R.C.S. Edin.:James Claudius Pollock Muir, Luton, Beds; Edmond James Lawless,Malta; Robt. Reid Rentoul, Co. Antrim; Walter King Loveless, Stock-bridge, Hants ; Robert Knox Wighton Redpath, Ediuburgh ; LewisEastwood, Halifax; John Swain Scriven, Weymouth; Samuel Kennedy,Co. Down ; Henry Ebenezer Spencer, Leicestershire ; Samuel RaynerHoldsworth, Wakefield ; John Alexander M’1IIann, Sligo ; AbrahamBlunden, Kilkenny ; Thomas Stewart Traill Smellie, Fergus, Ontario ;Joseph Woods Moody, Newry; Arthur Harry Norman, Colchester;William Alexander M’Kee, Cromlin ; Edwin Addison Marsh, London ;Frank Augustus Coward, Cape of Good Hope ; Alfred Henry Miller,Portsmouth ; John Richard Culliman, Co. Wexford ; Edwd. AlexanderDoyle, Lancashire ; David Brown Warden, Ayrhire ; Edward ArthurWhiteley, Wakefield ; John Gill, Leadhills ; Andrianaly, Madagascar ;Alexander Gunn, Caithness-shire ; Reginald Archfield Fergusson, NewGranada, South America ; Edwin Moses Ford, Mansfield, Notts ; Geo.Taylor Goggin, Co. Clare.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH.—Thefoltowing gentlemen passed their First Examinations duringthe October sederunt :-John Rankine, Stirling ; John Hay Caird, Fort George ; James Lang,Renfrewshire.

And the following gentlemen passed their Final Examina-tion and were admitted Licentiates of the College:-Robert William Hewson, Salisbury; James Mann, Nairn; John Caithness

Innes, Marykirk ; Francis James Beresford, Leicestershire ; WalterBurns, Ayr.

NEWS has arrived of the death of the African ex-plorer, Dr. de Bary, formerly a physician in Malta. Hedied in the land of the Twarogs, in Northern Africa.MRS. BELL, of Balgray, Forfarshire, bequeathed

£1000 to the Senatus Academicus of the University of St.Andrews, for the purpose of founding a Scholarship inArts or in Medicine.

THE inauguration of Dr. Graves’s statue, whichwas intended to take place last Monday at the Collegeof Physicians, has been postponed until further notice. Itwill, however, be unveiled some time this month.

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BENJAMIN BARROW, Esq., F.R.O.S., consultingsurgeon to the Royal Isle of Wight Infirmary, justice of thepeace and alderman of the borough of Ryde, has been electedfor the fourth time in succession mayor of that town.

THE eminent Dublin surgeon, Mr. Butcher, haspresented the sum of .81000 towards defraying the cost of alife-boat for the coast of Kerry. The gift is intended toperpetuate the memory of his father, Admiral Butcher, andhis brother, the late Bishop of Meath.

MR. W. WRIGHT, for many years resident medi-cal officer to the Pontefract General Dispensary, was founddead in his sitting-room on Friday in last week. He hadbeen attending his patients during the day as usual. Hewas widely known as an antiquarian.

Medical Appointments.AINLEY, D., L.R.C.P.Ed., M.R.C.S.E., has been reappointed Medical Officer

of Health for the Halifax Urban Sanitary District, at .S100 per annumfor three years.

ALLEN, E., M.B., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officer andPublic Vaccinator for the Higher or Hawes District of the AysgarthUnion, Yorkshire, vice Thompson, resigned.

BRODIE, T. B., L.R.C.P.Ed. & L.M., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointedMedical Officer for the Spiddal Dispensary District of the GalwayUnion, Medical Attendant to the Royal Irish Constabulary, andAdmiralty Surgeon and Agent for Spiddal and Costello Bay, vice O’Dea,resigned.

BROWN, J., L.R.C.P.L., has been appointed Medical Officer of Health forthe Bacup Urban Sanitary District, vice Worrall, resigned, at £100 forone year.

BURRELL, A. M., M.B., C.M., has been appointed Medical Officer and PublicVaccinator for the Parish of Morven, Argyllshire, vice Macrae,resigned.

COATES, S. B., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officerto the No. 4 Dispensary District of the Belfast Royal Hospital, viceMark, resigned.

COSTELLO, H. K., L.K.Q.C.P.L, L.R.C.S.I., has been appointed MedicalOfficer, Public Vaccinator, &c., for the Ferbane Dispensary District ofthe Parsonstown Union, King’s County, vice Charlton, resigned, atR120 per annum and fees, and C25 per annum as Medical Officer ofHealth.

DOBSON, H., M.B., has been appointed a Resident Clinical Assistant to theHospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Bromptoa, viceCollins, whose period of office has expired.

DONKIN, W. F., M.A., F.C.S., has been appointed Public Analyst for theBorough of Abingdon, at 21s. per analysis for the first hundred, 10s.6d.per analysis for the second hundred, and 6s. per analysis beyond; and21s. for each analysis of water.

GRAY, J. C., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officerand Public Vaccinator for the Tetford District of the Horneastle Union,vice Ward, whose appointment has expired.

HALL, E. F., M.D., L.R.C.P.Ed., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed MedicalOfficer of Health for the Huyton-with-Roby Urban Sanitary District,at £20 per annum.

HANCOx, W. M., M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed Medical Officerof Health for the Bilston Urban Sanitary District, Staffordshire, at £50for one year.

HABVEY, H. F., M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed House-Surgeonto the Brighton and Hove Lying-in Institution, vice Blaker, resigned.

HAYWABD, T. E., M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed House-Physicianto the Westminster Hospital.

HUNTER, T., L.R.C.P.Ed., L.R.C.S.Ed., has been appointed Medical Officerand Public Vaccinator for the Revesby District of the Horneastle Union,vice Cheatle, resigned.

JEwELL, C., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Resident Clinical Assistantto the Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton,vice Ritchie, whose period of office has expired.

JosEPH, S. W. I., M.D., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed aSurgeon to the Hastings Dispensary, vice Humphreys, resigned; andan Assistant-Surgeon to the East Sussex, Hastings, and St. Leonard’sInfirmary, vice Campbell.

KENYON, Dr. G. A., has been reappointed Medical Officer of Health for theChester Urban Sanitary District, at £20 per annum for three years.

LOUGHNAN, Dr. M., has been appointed Medical Officer, Public Vaccinator,&c., for the Rathmullen Dispensary District of the Milford Union, co.Donegal, vice West, resigned.

LUDWIG, Dr. G., of Darmstadt, has been appointed Resident Medical Officerto the German Hospital, Dalston, vice Obermiiller.

LYDEN, M. J., M.D., has been appointed Medical Officer, Public Vaccinator,&c., for the North Division, No. 2, of the Castlebar Dispensary District,Castlebar Union, co. Mayo, vice McNulty, resigned.

MooRE, R., M.D., C.M., has been appointed Resident Surgeon to theWorksop Dispensary, and Medical Officer to the Worksop Hospital,vice Hamill, resigned.

NICHOLSON, A., M.B., L.R.C.P.L., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Surgeonto the Sussex and Brighton Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye, viceTaaffe, resigned.

BAINSFOED, Dr. R., has been appointed Oculist to the National Institutionand Molyneux Asylum for the Blind, Dublin, vice Wilson, deceased.

SA.NDERS, T., F.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed Medical Officer andPublic Vaccinator for Nos. 4 and 5 Districts of the South Molton Union,

vice Dickinson, resigned.SEMPLE, Dr. C. E. A., has been appointed fourth Physician to the North-

Eastern Hospital for Children, Hackney-road.WALKER, W., M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed Medical Officer of

Health for the Kirkleatham Urban Sanitary District, Yorkshire, at L20for one year.

WALTER, C. C., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed Medical Officer to the DoverPrison, vice Walter, deceased.

WANKLYN, Dr. J. A., has been appointed Public Analyst for the Boroughof Shrewsbury, vice Blunt, whose appointment has expired, at 218. peranalysis.

WATSON, Dr. T. H., has been appointed Assistant Medical Officer to theFife and Kinross Lunatic Asylum, Cupar, vice Foot, appointed aMedical Officer to the Walsingham Union.

WHITTY, P. J., L.K.Q.C.P.I., L.B.C.S.I., has been appointed Medical Officer,Public Vaccinator, &c., for the Ullid Dispensary District of the Water-ford Union, vice Redmond, resigned, at £120 per annum and fees, and&20 per annum as Medical Officer of Health.

WICKSTEED, F. W. S., M.R.C.S.E., has been appointed a Surgeon to theWeston-super-Mare Hospital and Dispensary, vice Martin, resigned,

WILSON, G., M.D., has been appointed Medical Officer of Health for theKenilworth Urban Sanitary District.

WING, C. E., L.R.C.P.Ed., M.R.C.S.E., L.S.A.L., has been appointed MedicalOfficer to the Workhouse, and Medical Officer and Public Vaccinatorfor No. 3 District of the Thingoe Union, Suffolk, vice Coe, resigned.

Births, Marriages, and Deaths.BIRTHS.

EASTES.—On the 10th inst., at Connaught-street, Hyde-park-square, thewife of George Eastes, M.B., of a son.

FIELD.—On the 9th inst., at Lower Seymour-street, Portman-square, thewife of George P. Field, M.R.C.S., of a daughter.

MADGE.—On the llth inst., at Upper Wimpole-street, the wife of Henry M.Madge, M.D., of a daughter.

MAHON.—On the 2nd inst., at Apsley-Guise, the wife of G. A. D. Mahon,M.R.C.S.E., of a daughter.

WALKER.—On the 6th inst., at The Grove, Portland, the wife of George E.Walker, L.R.C.P.L., of a son.

MARRIAGES.LEWIS-GRIFFITHS.—On the 24th ult., at St. Peter’s, Machynlleth, Frederick

Williams Lewis, M.R.C.S.E., to Frances Mary, daughter of the Rev.Canon Griffiths.

PARSONS— DEAKINS.—On the 7th inst., at St. Matthew’s, Bayswater,Charles William Nicholas Parsons, M.R.C.S.E., to Laura, daughter ofFrancis H. Deakins, Esq. -

DEATHS.ADAms.—On the 8th inst., at Highfield-terrace, Rathgar, co. Dublin, George

Adams, L.A.H.D.BAKER.—On the 6th inst., at Howden, Yorkshire, Dr. William Keyworth

Baker, aged 90.BROCK.—On the 2nd inst., at Hove, Sussex, Frederick George Brock,

Surgeon, aged 80.CHANDLER.—On the 28th ult., at Redwick, Gloucestershire, John Moss

Chandler, Surgeon, aged 80.DARKER.—On the 9th inst., at Edith-road, Peckham, Frederick William

Darker, M.R.C.S.E., aged 24.DAVIS.—On the 7th inst., at Newry, William Alexander Davis, M.D.,

aged 80.GLYN.—On the llth inst., Herbert Arthur Glyn, M.B., Junior House-

Surgeon of the Borough Hospital, Birkenhead, aged 23.HALL.-On the 4th inst., at Caterham, William Hall, Surgeon, aged 81.HUGGINS.—On the 15th ult., at Richmount, Edgeworthstown, co. Long-

ford, John Huggins, M.D., aged 94.PUBDON.—On the 9th inst., at Dublin, William Stanley Purdon, M.B,

aged 36.SANDIFORD.—On the lst September, at sea, on board the s.s. Mira, Robert

T. Sandiford, L.R.C.P.Ed., M.R.C.S., L.S.A.L., & L.M., late CivilMedical Officer at Bogra, Bengal, aged 37, deeply regretted.

SELKIRK.—On the 15th September, at Windsor, New South Wales, JohnSelkirk, M.R.C.S.E.

TARN.—On the 7th inst., at Knowles-hill, Newton-Abbot, John Tarn,F.R.C.S.E., Staff Surgeon, R.N., aged 84.

WRIGHT.—ON the 9th inst., at the General Dispensary, Pontefract, WilliamWright, M.R.C.S.E. ____

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