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Thk Newest Irish Agitation.—Our excellent and talented contemporary, the Dublin Medical Press, exhibits considerable soreness at the present "Scotch" ascendency. No less than three paragraphs are devoted to the subject in a recent number. One appears as a simple announcement, the other two under the apparently harmless headings of "Sanitary Science—Dr Gray," and " The Microscope." We append them for the curiosity of our readers, vouching, however, neither for the accuracy of the statements nor for the strength of the jokes :—
"The Edinburgh Monthly makes its appearance again, under its new editor. Amongst several matters of interest, it give6 the result of the Turkish Contingent agitation in the northern Athens, under Professor Simpson, and the large salaries previously stated in the Press. We find Punch lately asking some ethnological questions of a puzzling nature—' Why are all bricklayers' labourers, at least in London, Irishmen 1 Why are all milkmaids Welsh girls? and Why are all army surgeons inevitably Scotchmen?' Yes, indeed, why 1
"Sanitary Science.—Dr Gray has again been explaining his excellent mode of sanitary irrigation in cities. We fear, however, our friend has no means of applying it practically during the war. What if his name were MTaggert, Forbes, or Invercauldy—something very strongly Scotch—then we might promise the editor of the Freeman two guineas a day.
"The Microscope.—In an extract of a letter from a London correspondent, published last week under this head', referring to Mr Quekett's lectures, Malpighian nwvus was printed in mistake for Malpighian plexus. Our correspondent writes—' Why does your typographist owe one such a grudge 1 He should be made at once a F.R.C.S E.; we said Malpighian plexus, not fxxrtw, as i>hown by Quekett.'"
University Puffing In America.—The New York Medical College [Dr Green's] held its commencement on the 2d March. Degrees were conferred upon twenty-eight graduates and four Doctors of Medicine. We have not met with any account of the proceedings. We trust that at the commencement of the winter course, Dr H. Green may be able to state with more truth than on the last occasion (Oct. 18lh), that in proof of the high qualifications of their graduates, "an unusually large number have been able to obtain positions in our public institutions, the army and the navy," etc. [see "Daily Times," Oct. 19). The returns from the medical boards of the army aud navy up to that period show that but one qraduat*. (Dr Bernard J. D. Irwin, of N. Y.), has ever been received from the New York Medical "College into the Army List, and that not one graduate, from that College has been received into the Navy List !—New York Medical Times. [The italics and small capitals are not ours.—Ed. M. J.]
Rebuke Of An Anti-malthusian University Orator.—The oration, pronounced by Professor J. M. Smith, at the opening of the Crosby Street University, was full of sound wisdom and instruction, truly parental in its character. Among other good advice, he recommended early matrimony, without any reservation. We beg leave to dissent from the advice of our learned friend on this subject; we would, from our own experience and observation, say to a young graduate, "Get married as early as you have any reasonable prospect of ability to support a wife. If your circumstances are moderate, unless you can persuade an heiress to marry you, beware; better remain without consolation for a few years, than that yourself and wife should die of starvation." Our friend will excuse this criticism.—New York Medical Times.
The Nineteenth Century.—Chloroform, according to Dr Arnott, "has been expelled from the wards of the Massachusetts Hospital in America, by orders of the governors of that institution; and the exhibition of aniesthetic vapours in operations, has been regulated by public authority in some parts of the Continent. *
Negro Hospital. — Drs J. J. Cbisholm and F. Peyre Porcher, have opened an hospital for the reception of sick negroes, where all diseases except those of a contagious nature will be treated. Such an establishment will prove ■very convenient for those owners of negroes who are not provided with suitable accommodations for them when sick, and for those planters in the vicinity of the city who have negroes requiring surgical operations. We feel confident of the success of this undertaking from the known ability and experience of these gentlemen. With Dr Porcher our readers are well acquainted. Dr Chisholm is the lecturer on surgery in the Charleston Preparatory Medical School, and has devoted several years, at home and abroad, to the special study of surgical diseases Charleston Medical Journal.
Foreign Appointments.—Professor Heyfelder of Erlangen has been nominated surgeon-in-chief of the Russian army in Finland. He has already set out for Sveaborg, and received, according to Russian custom, the rank of colonel in the army.—Gazette Hebdomadaire. April 27.
Dr Bernard Seyfert has been recently appointed Professor of Midwifery in the Faculty of Prague. Dr J. Sterig has, at the same time been elected Professor of the Art to the Sages-femmes.—Wiener Wochenschrift.
The College of France determined to appoint two Professors to the Chair of Natural History, founded by Cuvier and at present vacant by the recent death of M. Duvernoy. M. Flourens, we are glad to see, received the first appointment, and M. Valenciennes the second. M. Quatrefages on both trials had a minority.—Gazette dee Hdpitaux. May 5.
At the Seance of the Academy of Sciences, April 23d, Dr Bonnet of Lyons was elected, by 39 votes out of 52 members voting, a corresponding member in the sections of medicine and surgery, in the room of Orfila.—Gazette Hebdomadaire. April 27. •
MM. Guerard, Devergie, Tardieu, Bondin, Bouchut, and Brierre de Boismont were candidates for a vacancy in the Academy of Medicine in the section of hygiene and legal medicine. The final vote stood as follows :—Guerard, 39 ; Devergie, 23 ; Tardieu, 10; Boudin, 2, and Brierre de Boismont, 1. M. Guerard took his seat accordingly.—L'Union Medicate. May 17.
By imperial decree dated April 28th, M. Lauton, surgeon of the second class in the French Marine, has been named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, for his courageous conduct before Sebastopol.—Gazatte des llopiiaux. May 5.
The Late Professor Lallemand.—The Academy of Sciences has been authorised to accept the legacy of 50,000 francs bequeathed in the will of the late M. Lallemancl. It will be devoted to founding a prize for the best series of observations on the nervous system.
M. Bkrnard, Member of the Institute, and at present supplying the place of Majendie in the College of France, has commenced his Course of Physiology for the summer, the subject being, " The Functions of the Glands."
A Worthy Prelate.—The Bishop of Montpellier having generously offered to the French Government his magnificent country residence as a convalescent hospital for invalids from the Crimea, the administration have availed themselves of his munificence, and arranged this beautiful mansion for the accommodation of 1600 patients.—L'Union Medicate, April 28, 1855.
A Prosecution Under Tire French Registration Act.—A charge has been brought against a Dr Bessems of Antwerp, for having refused to insert the name of the mother in a declaration of a birth, the mother having, as he declared, bound him over to secrecy. The law authorities, on consultation, had to dismiss the case, as the article of the code in question was not sufficiently precise, and the 378th article of the penal code expressly forbids the prisoner to reveal any fact which the law does not compel him t> confess.—Gaz. dee Hop., May 6.
Paris Exhibition.—Honorary Jurors for Medical Section, Sir Joseph Oliffe, M.D., Professor Royle, and Mr Chadwick.
The Value Op Academic Reports.—The Secretary of the Academy of Medicine had the other day a very delicate duty to discharge, and to bis honour be it said, he did not hesitate to speak his mind freely, and without respect of persons. A Report by M. Bousquet, on a work by M. Moreau (de Tours), was being read, when it was ascertained, that of three commissaries who were charged with the examination of the work in question, two declared that they had signed the Report without having read it, and one made the humiliating confession, that he had neither perused the Report nor the work itself; the contents and title were alike unknown to him. The astonishment of the Academy was, if possible, increased, by the subsequent discovery, that the two members who expressed in writing their approval of M. fiousquet's Report had inscribed their names in the list of debaters to oppose it. M. Dubois d'Amiens characterised, in severe terms, this gross infraction of all academic proprieties, usages, and rules. Commissaries, to sign a Report one minute, and be the first to impugn it the next! This certainly was very irregular, and very singular. Of what value was the decision of their commissions to be for tne future I What became of the authority of the Academy itself in the midst of the clashing and jarring among those whose only mission it was to agree upon and indicate their report to the Academy?
Increase Of Insanity In The Department Of Toe Seine.—It appears from the researches of the Director de l'Assistance Publique, that the number of the insane in the department has in 10 years increased by 1073 individuals, or 107 yearly. If we go back to former years the increase becomes still more strik nig. Thus, in 1801, the number of insane on the 1st of January of that year was 946; it rose by the end of 1820 to 2392; to 2445 in 1838; to 2602 in 1844; and to 4189 on the 31st of December 1853. When we attempt to determine*the causes of this extraordinary increase, so out of proportion with that of the general population, we soon perceive their diversity. First, the legislature itself has contributed to it by increasing the number of admissions, by adding idiots and imbeciles to the number of the insane, and by admitting children at all ages. On the other hand we must keep in mind the law of sequestration now applied to dangerous lunatics, and the facilities given for the private treatment of this malady; lastly, the lowering of the mortality, as a direct consequence of the increased care and attentive treatment of the insane, contributes to the increase in the number of the survivors.—Annates McdicoPsychologiqucs.
Vaccination—Free-trade Economt.—Vaccination in England is now done so badly, from free-trade views of the cheapest estimate, that Mr Henley lately stated in parliament, that in Oxford, with 30,000 inhabitants (about one-third the size of Cork or Belfast), those who have been attacked within a twelvemonth could be counted by thousands. Dr Brady knew loathsome diseases imbibed from the same source.
Royal Infirmary.—Dr W. Begbie has been appointed a Physician in room of Dr W. Robertson, resigned.
Mann's Guide to the Knowledge of Life.
Headland on the Action of Medicines, '2d ed.
Reynold on Diagnosis of Diseases of the
Mayo on Medical Evidence in Lunacy Cases.
Report of Trial, Glover and Syme.
Waring's Statistics and Pathology of Abscess in the Liver.
Beaseley's Pocket Formulary, 6th edition.
Abortion, recurrent, by Dr Keillor, 177.
Abscess, cerebral, Dr Vomit's case of, 230.
Actual cautery in a case of lithotomy, Mr
Adams, Mr, cases of hypertrophied fingers
Agassiz and the Edinburgh Chair of Natu-
Air, atmospheric, iodine in, Chatin on, 153.
Alma, on some interesting cases among the
Amennorrheal cases, mammary treatment
Ammonia evolved in respiration, Viale and
Anaesthesia by chloroform, aptitude for, by
Anesthetic, chloroform and ether combined,
Asphyxia neonatorum, by Dr Hamilton, 401.
Astragalus, dislocation backwards and in-
Auscultation of the heart, Stokes on, 159.
Baizeau on croup, treated with tartar emetic,
Balfour, Professor, biographical sketch of
Ballingall, Sir George, ou the necessity of
Barry, Dr Martin, on impregnation, 33; on
Bastick, Mr, on cod liver oil with <iuina, 345.
Baths of Creuznaeh, medicinal effects of, by
Battye, Mr, ou a sixth sense, 122, 215, 288.
Baudens, M., on resection of the head of
Bayes, Dr, on gallic acid in pyrosis, 344.
Becquerel and Rodier on the treatment of
Begbie, Dr, jut)., acconnt of cases treated in
Belladonna in scarlatina, 529.
Bellucci on digitalis poinmade for hydrocele,
Bennett, Prof., on the treatment of the more
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bodies, 108; case of multiple abscesses,
Bickerstcth's, Mr, simple operation for fis-
Blerbaum, Dr, on lead poisoning, 341.
Blood of the insane, Lindsay on, 153.
Bouchut, M , on borax injections in infantile
Brain, cyst at base of, Dr Ogle, 253.
Bromide of potassium, properties of, Thiel-
Bronchitis, plastic, Peacock on, 165; hydro-
Brown, John, on the epidemic measles of
Brown, Jos., case of epilepsy treated by liga-
Cesarean section, cases of, by Dubois, 542.
Cancer, curability of, and diagnosis by mi-
Carpentie'r on incision of the vulva in labour,
Cazeau on neck of uterus in pregnancy, 548.
Charrier and Ancelon on the effects of com-
Chatin on iodine in atmospheric air, 153.
Chloroform, combined with ether, as an
Chorea, sulphate of strychnia for, Professor
Christison, Prof., on digitaline, 1; on pre-
Cloquet, J., particular method of cauteriza-
Coil liver oil with quina, Bastick, 345.
of. Clnrrier and Ancelon, 546.
Death, sudden, Zschokke on, 151.
Delirium tremens, Peddie on, 158.
in bronchitis, 161.
Dr John Smith, 506.
and squamous eruptions, 164.
Dubois, cases of Cxsarean section, 542.
Duncan, Dr, on pelvic articulations in par-
Ecthyma on the fore-arm, after attending
labour cases, 429.
Edinburgh College of Physicians, late pro-
Eichman, M., on vapour of iodine in mam-
En<;elmann, Dr, ou the baths of Creuznach,
Epidemic measles of 1854, in Lcith, by J.
Brown, 299, OS5.
Brown, 175; atropin in, Dr Lange, 270.
haemorrhage, the actual cautery, 433.
Eve Infirmarv, Edinburgh, quarterly report
Fistula lacrymalis, simple operation for,
by Mr Bickersteth, 297.
36: Vebers' case of foetus in foetu, 70;
deformity of, Gerrard, 348.
Frazer, Dr, on recognition by microscope, of
vegetable poisons, 343.
Gairdner, Dr W. T., aneurism of subclavian
Gallic acid in pyrosis, Dr Bayes, 344; in
Gases of digestion in horses, Valentin, 251.
Gastrotomy in a case of rupture of the
Gerrard, Mr, case of foetal deformity, 348.
Gillespie, Dr, case of cancer successfully
Glasgow Faculty's report on new bill, 456.
Gregory, Dr, on elementary chemistry, re-
Hafftcr on the greater sp.lancbnic nerve, 153.
Hamilton, Dr, on asphyxia neonatorum and
Hammond, Dr, on urea and uric acids, 249.
Harris on uva ursi instead of ergot of rve,
Heart, cause of movement, Hiffelsbeim, 2-52.
presence of a foreign body, 427.
beck, 269; digitalis pommade, Bellucci,
270; collodion, Malik, 345.
Impregnation, on, by Dr Barry, 33, 313.
Jamieson's case of fatal injury of orbit, 514.
Jaw, lower, dislocation of, King, 265; necro-
Joburt, M., case of vesico vaginal fistula,
Johnston, James F. W., on the composition
Johnston, Dr, on some interesting cases
Keiller, Dr, on recurrent abortion and pre-
Kidney, case of single, M. La.be, 63.
King, Dr, case of dislocation of the lower
Kroeger on the pancreatic juice, 150.
Labe, M., case of single kidney, 62.
Labour pains, effect of, on pulse, Mauer, 69;
Lang, Dr, on atropin in epilepsy, 270.
Langeubeek, Professor, on the cure of hydro-
Langier, M., on retro-uterine hematocele,
Lead poisoning, by Dr Bierbaum, 341; chlo-
Le Coaur, on vinegar in scabies, 165.
Legal cases, who ought to be medical ad-
Liebig's albuminous soup, 345.
Lindsay, Dr, on the blood of the insane, 153.
Lithotomy, Mr Ericlisen's case of, 433.