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Medical Diary for the ensuing Week.Monday, April 5.
ROYAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, MOORFIELDS.—Operations,10.30 A.M.. and each day at the same hour.
ROYAL WESTMINSTER OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL.-Operations, 1.30 P.M..and each day at the same hour.
METROPOLITAN FREE HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.ROYAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.CENTRAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITALS.—Operations, 2 P.M., and
each day in the weex at the same hour.ODONTOLOGIC.AL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN.-8 P.M. Communications
by Drs. Joseph Walker, G. Cunningham (Cambridge),J. H. Redman(Brighton), and Messrs. C. T. Tomes, F.R.S.. W. A. Maggs-WalterColfin, S. J. Hutchinson, C. J. Boyd Wallis, F. Henri Weiss, E. G.Betts, J. H. Mummery, and A. S. Underwood.
SOCIETY or ARTS.-8 P.,ii. Mr. Alan S. Cole: The Arts of Tapestry-making and Embroidery (Cantor Lecture).
MEDICAL SOCIETY oF LONDON.-8.30 P.M. Dr. John Lowe: TraumaticHydronephrosis. Tuesday, April 6.
GUY’S HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1.30 P.M., and on Friday at the same hour.Ophthalmic Operations on Mondays at 1.30 and Thursdays at 2 P.M.
ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL.—Ophthalmic Operations, 4 P.M.; Friday, 3 P.M.WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.WEST LONDON HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2.30 P.M.ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN.—3 P.M. Prof. Arthur Gamgee :
The Functions of Circulation.ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON.—5 P.M. Dr. P. W. Liltham :
On some Points in the Pathology of Rheumatism, Gout, andDiabetes (Croonian Lecture).
PATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.—8.30 P.M. Mr. Roger Williams:Acute Nephritis in Lambs.-Dr. G. N. Pitt: Hydatid of Liverembedded in Syphilitic Deposit.-Dr. Sainsburv: Valvular Obstruc-tion of Ureter.—Dr. Price (Reading): Embolism of Abdominal Aorta.—Dr. Turner: Septic Aortitis.-Mr. Sydney Jones: (1) Malformationof Foot; (2) Peculiarly-shaped Calculi (card).—Mr. Lockwood:(1) Congenital Fatty Tumour from Sole of Foot; (2) (for Mr. W.Adams) Fatty Tumours from Palm of Hand.-Dr. Sharkey: (1) Menin-geal Haemorrhage; (2) Phthisis commencing at Base of Lung (card) ;(3) Stenosis of Mitral, Tricuspid, and Aortic Valves (card).-Dr.Carrington: Double Intestinal Stricture.-Dr. Pye Smith: CysticTeratoma from an Infant (card).-Messrs. Lunn and Larder : AorticAneurysm (card).-Dr. S. Taylor: Cerebral Tumour (card).-Mr. E. H.Fenwick: Stone impacted in Prostatic Urethra (card).
Wednesday, April 7.NATIONAL ORTHOPÆDIC HOSPITAL.—Operations, 10 A.M.MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1 P.M.ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1.30 p.:f.; Saturday, same
hour. Ophthalmic Operations, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1.30 P.M.GREAT NORTHERN CENTRAL HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.SAMARITAN FREE HOSPITAL FOR WOVIEN AND CHILDREN.—Operations,
2.30 P.M.UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL.-Operations, 2 P.M.; Saturday, 2 P.M.
Skin Department, 1.45 P.M.; Saturday, 9.15 A.M.ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 P.M., and on Saturday.KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL.—Operations, 3 to 4 P.-Ni.; and on Friday,2 P.M. ; and Saturday, 1 P.M..
OESTETRIOAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.-8 P.)!. Specimens will be shown byDr. W. S. A. Griffith and others.-Dr. Matthews Duncan: On Con-traction, Inhibition, and Expansion of the Uterus.-Dr. Coates: Acase of Labour in a Primipara suffering from Mitral Disease.-Dr. Amand Routh : A case of Serous Perimetritis.-Dr. Champneys:Note on the Artificial Production of so-called Lymphatic Varix.
SOCIETY OF ARTS.-8 P.M. Mr. J. S. Hodson: Preparation of Drawingsfor Photographic Reproduction.
Thursday, April 8.ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL.—Operations, 1 P.M.ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HosPITaL.-Surgical Consultations. 1.30 P.M.ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAI-N.-3 P.M. Prof. Dewar: Electro-
Chemistry.ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON.-5 P.M. Mr. IV. H. Stone:
Man as an Electric Conductor, Condenser, and Electrolyte (Lum- ileian Lecture).SOCIETY OF ARTS.-8 P.:V!. Mr. James Boyd: Asbestos and its Applications.OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.—8.30 P.M.
Adjourned Discussion on Mr. Priestley Smith’s paper.-Mr. W. H.Jessop: (1) A New Pupillometer ; (2) On Herpes Frontalis affectingthe Eye.-Mr. W. Lang: A New Microtome.-Dr. L. Werner: OnVitreous Infiltration of the Retina and Central Guttate Choroiditis.-Mr. R. Brudenell Carter: Two New Forms of Perimeter.-Mr. W.Spencer Watson : Hæmorrhagic Glaucoma treated by Trephining.-Mr. G. E. Walker: Glaucoma treated by the use of Convex Lenses.-Mr. Edgar A. Browne : (1) Wound of one Eye followed almostimmediately by Iritis Serosa in the other ; (2) Water-colour Drawingby a Colour-blind Artist. (Living and Card Specimens at 8 P.M.)
Friday, April 9.ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL.—Ophthalmic Operations, 1.30 P.M.WEST LONDON MEDICO—CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY.-8 P.M. Mr. PercyDunn:CLINICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. - 8.30 P.M. Dr. Stephen Mackenzie:
On Erythema Nodosum, especially dealing with its connexion withRheumatism.-Dr. Samuel West: On some peculiar cases of Pneumo-thorax. Mr. Walsham: A case of Lithotrity at a Single Sitting in aBoy ten years of age.-Dr. Carrington : A case of Rheumatic Hyper-pyrexia.—Mr. Bellamy: Enormous Vascular Growth of the UpperExtremity in a Child (living specimen).
ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN.—9 P.M. Mr. William Anderson :New Applications of the Mechanical Properties of Cork to the Arts.
Saturday, April 10.MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL.—Operations, 2 P.M.ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN.-3 P.M. Prof. Oliver Lodge :Fuel and Smoke.SOCIETY OF ARTS.-3 P.M. Prof. George Forbes : Electricity.
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THE CHAIR OF PHYSIOLOGY AT A13EEDF.F.,N.
Professor Haycraft writes to ask to be allowed to contradict a statementwhich appeared in our issue of Feb. 6th that he is a candidate for theabove post.
Mr. J. M. Edmonds.—The London School of Dental Surgery, Leicester-square ; or the National Dental College, Great Portland-street.
THE POTASSIO-MERCURIC-IODIDE TEST.
To the Editor of THE LANCET.SIR,—Works published within the past year, containing references to
albumen tests, still recommend the potassio-mercuric iodide as being anexceedingly delicate and trustworthy reagent, with the additional advan-tages of being handy and easily applied. Of course by itself it is useless,unless citric or acetic acid be added to the urine, as in testing with potas-sium ferrocyanide or sodium tungstate. Now. everybody admits thatpotassio-mercuric iodide and citric or acetic acid will precipitate albumen.But it is a very different matter to admit that a precipitate given in anyclear urine by these reagents is necessarily due to albumen. As a matterof fact, it may not be due to albumen. I cannot speak with anythinglike certainty regarding the other two reagents (potassium ferrocyanideand sodium tungstate), though I believe they are fallacious; but froma number of experiments I made in the London Hospital in 1883 withthe potassio-mercuric iodide, I can confidently say that if sufficient timebe allowed it will give a precipitate with almost every specimen of urineput to the test, even should no trace of albumen be detected by any otherknown reagent. This circumstance may possibly be explained bysupposing the potassio-mercuric iodide to give increased effect to theprecipitate of mucin which the acids have the power of producing. It istherefore not to be wondered at, though this test be found so remark-ably delicate, the true explanation being that it is remarkably delusiveand dangerous. I am, Sir, yours truly,Wick, March 17th, 1886. A. G. Al:LD, M.B., &e.
Mr. James Mc Culloch, M.R.C.S.—The name of the dentist mentioned isin the Dentists’ Register for this year, as being in practice before 1878.He therefore has a legal standing.
VENTILATING SEiVERS.To the Editor of THE LANCET.
SIR,—Without doubt you are right in your statement that an efficient,safe, and cheap method of ventilating sewers is by pipes carried up abovethe buildings. Perhaps it would interest some of your readers to learnthat recently an invention was patented by W. M. Hawkins, 59, Albion-street, Birmingham (No. 8108-84), by which clay pipes are securely heldtogether with iron or steel hooping running through their edges to holdthem in position. They can be carried up any height without anyoutside support. They cannot fall down, and no foul air can escapethrough the places where they are joined together. When once fixedthey cannot move. The method is not expensive. I have also seen ittested as stove pipes, starting from the floor and going straight throughthe roofs of buildings. I am, Sir, yours faithfully,
Clare, March, 1886. J. JOHNSON.