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THE LATE DR. JOHN MOORE NELIGAN.
THE death of this distinguished physician is a serious loss tothe Irish medical profession. He has long occupied a highposition in the sister metropolis. At an early age he acquireddistinction as a medical essayist. His contributions to the
Dublin Journal of Medical Science and the Edinbui-gh MedicalJournal attracted deserved attention to their author, then ayoung man entering on practice. They secured to him the
approval and friendship of the leading Dublin physicians, withwhom he became associated. Amongst these we particularizethe late Dr. Robert Graves, then in the zenith of his reputation. ,,
He, in the year 1848, selected Dr. Neligan to bring out thesecond edition of his celebrated work, "Clinical Medicine."The manner in which this trust was performed at once stampedDr. Neligan as a physician to whom success in an eminentdegree was but a question of time. Each succeeding year con-firmed the soundness of Dr. Graves’ selection. In 1849 Dr.
Neligan was appointed editor of the Dublin Quarterly Journalof Medical S’cience. This onerous and responsible position hecontinued to hold for twelve years, until at length the duties ofa large and lucrative practice rendered his resignation a matteof necessity. The able, impartial, and diligent manner in whic]his editorial duties were discharged; the bold and dignifie(course he invariably pursued in matters of professional honourthe deep interest he ever evinced in all movements calculate(to advance the social status of his less favoured brethren ; thegenerous support he on every occasion afforded to those appeal:which the vicissitudes of the Irish profession in past years rendered not unfrequent, deservedly secured to Dr. Neligan thlwarm esteem, respect, and admiration of his professiona abrethren. Many years have elapsed since Dr. Neligan firsloffered to the profession his now celebrated work, " Medicinestheir Uses and Mode of Administration." This volume at onc(constituted its author the Irish Pereira. It has passed throughfive editions, a sixth being at present in the press. Dr. Neligan’,reputation as a Materia Medicist secured his election as one ojthe Committee for editing the British Pharmacopoeia, whicbmay be regarded as the last of the many services he has rendered to the Irish medical school. Amongst the works whichmore particularly conduced to the professional confidence Dr.Neligan enjoyed at the period of his death, we place his " Prac-tical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin," which, in conjunctionwith his "Atlas of Cutaneous Diseases," led to his very exten-sive consulting practice in that specialty.As a general physician and a sound clinical teacher, Dr.
Neligan, when one of the medical staff of Jervis-street Hospital,acquired a high reputation. The esteem in which he was heldby the profession in Ireland may be inferred from the fact thathe has been twice elected as Vice-President of the King andQueen’s College of Physicians, was for many years a member ofits Council, and one of its Board of Examiners. In 1853 theUniversity of Dublin conferred on Dr. Neligan the honorarydegree of Doctor of Medicine. Abroad his professional reputewas deservedly high. He was an honorary member of theMedical Societies of Sweden and Athens, and of. the Pharma-ceutical Society of Great Britain.At the comparatively early age of forty-eight years, after a
week’s illness, Dr. Neligan, in spite of every effort in his behalf,died at his residence, Clonmel-house, Monkstown, on the 24thult. His death adds another to the many vacancies which thelast few years have witnessed in the Dublin medical profession.Crampton, Cusack, Rynd, Porter, Montgomery, Marsh, Lees,"old familiar faces," to whose example and teaching Britishmedical progress is so much indebted, have, within a bi-ief spaceof time, been removed from their sphere of usefulness. Last,though not least, is the subject of the present notice, who com-bined in a singular degree those qualities of head and heartwhich rendered him their worthy compeer. The Irish profes-sion, while they lament the loss of these distinguished men,may feel proud of their memories. Their epitaphs are writtenon materials more durable than monumental brass or sculpturedmarble. They have left an indelible impression on the scienceof their day-have registered their names in the experience oftheir age. Posterity will best know how to estimate the great-ness of their loss in the contemplation of their singular devotionto the cause of progress and of truth.
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER IN SURGERY.
Master in Surgery Pass Examination.
THE examination for the degree of Master in Surgery shalltake place once in each year, and shall commence on the firstMonday in March.No candidate shall be admissible to this examination unless
he have produced certificates to the following effect :-1. Of having taken the degree of Bachelor of Medicine in
this University.2. Of having attended a course of instruction in operative
surgery, and of having operated on the dead subject.3. Of having, subsequently to having passed the first M.B.
examination, attended to practical surgery, with special chargeof patients, in an hospital, infirmary, dispensary, or parochialunion, during six months.
These certificates shall be transmitted to the registrar atleast fourteen days before the examination begins.The fee for this examination shalt be .65. No candidate shall
be admitted to the examination unless he have previously paidthis fee to the registrar. If a candidate fail to pass the exami.nation the fee shall not be returned to him, but he shall beadmitted to any subsequent M.S. examination without thepayment of any additional fee, provided that he give notice tothe registrar at least fourteen days before the commencementof the examination.The examinations shall be conducted in the following
order :-Monday (afternoon, 3 to 6)-Surgical Anatomy, by printed
papers.Tuesday (commencing at 10 A.m.) -Performance of surgical
operations upon the dead subject. Application of surgicalapparatus.
Wednesday-Examination, and report on cases, of surgicalpatients.Monday in the following week (commencing at 1 P.M.)-Vivâ
On Wednesday morning at nine o’clock in the week followingthe commencement of the examination, the examiners shallpublish in alphabetical order the names of such of the candi-dates who have passed. And a certificate under the seal ofthe University, and signed by the Chancellor, shall be deliveredto each candidate.
Examination for Honours.
Any candidate who has passed the M.S. examination maybe examined for Honours in Surgery.The examination shall take place on Wednesday and Thurs-
day in the week following the commencement of the Pass exa-mination, and shall be conducted by means of printed papersin the following order:-
Wednesday (afternoon, 3 to 6)-A commentary on a writtencase in surgery.
Thursday (morning, 10 to 1; afternoon, 3 to 6)-Surgery.In the course of the following week the examiners shall
publish a list of the candidates who acquit themselves to theirsatisfaction; the candidates being arranged in three classes, ac-coruing to their respective degrees of proficiency. Candidatesshall be bracketed together if the examiners are of opinion thatthere is no clear difference between them.
If in the opinion of the examiners sufficient merit be evinced,the candidate who shall distinguish himself most in surgeryshall receive £50 per annum for the next two years, with thestyle of University Scholar in Surgery.Under the same circumstances, the first and second candi-
dates shall each receive a gold medal of the value of £5.
BRITISH METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY.-The members ofthis prosperous Society, which numbers many medical men inits lists, have elected Robert Dundas Thomson, M.D., F.R.S.L. & E., as their president for the year 1863-64, the first in.stance of a member of the profession holding that position. Itis to be hoped that this recognition will encourage medicalpractitioners to join the Society. The subscription is one
guinea annually, for which the members are entitled to the useof the library, and a copy of the quarterly MeteorologicalJournal."