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Appointments, Honors, etc.--The degree of LL. D. has been conferred by the Board of Trustees of Columbia College on Prof. Fordyce Barker. Dr. T. C. Minor has been appointed to the position of Health Officer of Cincinnati.

Profs. Charcot and Brown-Séquard are the candidates for the Chair of Medicine in the Collége de France, made vacant by the death of Claude Bernard. Lister has been made an honorary member of the Royal Society of Physicians of Vienna. Charcot, J. Marion Sims, Hutchinson, Pacini, and Sommer have been elected corresponding members of the same society. Mr. Nettleship has been elected Ophthalmic Surgeon to St. Thomas's Hospital, in place of Dr. Liebreich. The next meeting of the International Medical Congress will be held in Amsterdam, September 8th, 1879. Twenty-seven surgeons have fallen victims to typhus fever in Caucasia. The number of vacancies for medical men in the Russian army is stated officially to be 650.

Death from Chloroform.—Dr. Hugh M. Taylor reports, in the Virginia Medical Monthly for May, a death from chloroform, which occurred in the practice of Prof. McGuire, April 20, 1878. The operation of external perineal urethrotomy had been performed on a gentleman forty-one years of age, under chloroform, and the anesthetic had been removed for a few seconds, when the patient ceased to breathe. Efforts were immediately made to restore life, including artificial respiration, amyl, inversion, etc., but without avail. Squibb's purified chloroform was used, the patient having inhaled altogether about one ounce, during three-quarters of an hour.

The Obstetrical Gazette.—A new monthly journal is announced by Dr. E. B. Stevens, of Cincinnati, under the above title, to be devoted to obstetrics and diseases of children. It will begin on the 1st of July, 1878, and will contain fortyeight pages of the size and style of The Popular SCIENCE Monthly. Many well-known writers have promised contributions.

The Warren Prize of 1880.—The subject of this prize of $100 will be “Original Observations in Physiology, Surgery, or Pathological Anatomy.” Essays are to be sent to the resident physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, not later than February 1, 1880.

Something New in Dentistry.—Dr. Weil, of Munich, has adopted the method of extracting teeth requiring to be filled, filling them at his leisure, and replacing them in the mouth. He claims to have had excellent results, with both bicuspids and molars.

The Late Seth Shove, M. D.-At a regular meeting of the “ Croton Medical and Surgical Union,” held at Katonah, Westchester County, N. Y., April 2, 1878, the following resolutions were adopted.

Whereas, We have learned with profound sorrow of the death of Dr. SETH SHOVE; and

Whereas, It is our sad duty to testify to the great loss suistained by us in his death ; and

Whereas, It is becoming and proper that we should bear public testimony to his excellence of character, and to his high professional attainments; Therefore, be it

Resolved, That in the death of Dr. SHove this Society, of which he was an honored and efficient member, has sustained a loss which is irreparable.

Resolved, That we bear witness to his superior talents, his cultivated mind, his kind heart, his sympathizing nature, and his high sense of professional honor.

Resolved, That in his varied learning, his ripe professional experience, and his wise counsels, we recognize the qualities that constitute the highest type of a physician and the best guarantees for the professional success which crowned his career.

Resolved, That we shall ever cherish his noble example as a man, his enviable reputation as a physician, and his endearing qualities as a friend.

Resolved, That we sympathize with his family in this their overwhelming sorrow.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, and that they also be published in the medical journals and the local papers.

J. Q. ADAMS, M. D.
J. H. SMITH, M. D. Committee. .
L. F. PELTON, M. D.

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Irmy Intelligence.

Official List of Changes of Stations and Duties of Officers of the Medical

Department, United States Army, from April 14 to May 13, 1878.

HEAD, J. F., Lieutenant-Colonel and Surgeon.-Assigned to duty at Boston, Mass., as Attending Surgeon and Examiner of Recruits. S. 0. 85, A. G. O., April 20, 1878.

HAMMOND, John F., Lieutenant-Colonel and Surgeon.-Assigned to duty as Post Surgeon at Fort Adams, R. I., relieving Surgeon Campbell. S. O. 71, Department of the East, April 24, 1878.

CAMPBELL, J., Lieutenant-Colonel and Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and to report in person to the Commanding Officer Department of the South for duty as Medical Director of that Department, relieving Surgeon Head. S. 0. 85, C. S., A. G. O.

ALEXANDER, R. H., Major and Surgeon.—Assigned to duty at Fort Trumbull, Conn. S. 0. 71, 0. S., Department of the East.

RANDOLPH, J. F., Major and Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, to proceed to his home, and authorized to remain there, on monthly certificates of disability, until his health is sufficiently restored to resume duty. S. O. 90, A. G. O., April 26, 1878.

Irwin, B. J. D., Major and Surgeon.—Relieved from duty at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., August 28, 1878, and then to report by letter to the Surgeon-General. S. 0. 79, A, G. O., April 13, 1878.

ALEXANDER, C. T., Major and Surgeon.—To report in person to the Commanding General, Department of West Point, for duty at the Military Academy, Aug. 28, 1878. S. 0. 79, C. S., A. G. O.

CLEMENTS, B. A., Major and Surgeon.--Granted leave of absence for one month on Surgeon's certificate of disability. S. 0. 37, Department of the Platte, May 1, 1878.

Town, F. L., Major and Surgeon.—Relieved from duty in Department of the Missouri, to proceed to New York City, and report thence by letter to Surgeon-General. S. 0. 101, A, G. O., May 10, 1878.

FRANTZ, J. H., Major and Surgeon.—Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and authorized to remain at his home on monthly certificates of disability, until his health is sufficiently restored to resume duty. S. 0. 101, C. S., A. G. O.

Tuton, II. R., Vajor and Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of Dakota, to proceed to New York City, and thence report by letter to the Surgeon-General. S. 0. 101, C. S., A. G. O.

WOODiULL, A. A., Major and Surgeon.-Relieved from duty at Angel Island and assigned to duty as Post Surgeon at Point San José, Cal. S.O. 69, Division of the Pacific and Department of California, May 2, 1878.

Williams, J. W., Major and Surgeon.—Relieved from duty at Washington Arsenal, D. C., and ordered to Department of the Missouri. S. O. 101, O. S., A. G. O.

WATERS, W. E., Captain and Assistant Surgeon. Assigned to duty as Post Surgeon at Fort Clark, Texas. S. O. 77, Department of Texas, April 10, 1878.

Brown, H. E., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Department of Texas. S. 0. 101, C.S., A. G. O.

Caldwell, D. G., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of Texas, and to comply with S. O. 9, C. S., A. G. O. S.O. 92, Department of Texas, April 30, 1878.

O'REILLY, R. M., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Reliered from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Department of the South. S. O. 101, C. S., A. G. O.

HEIZMANN, C. L., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.—Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Department of the Columbia. 8. 0. 101, O. S., A. G. O.

YEOMANS, A. A., Captain and Assistant Surgeon. - To proceed to Fort Griffin, and relieve Assistant Surgeon Caldwell, receipt to himn for all property, and then return to Fort Richardson. S.O. 89, Department of Texas, April 25, 1878.

LORING, L. Y., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Assigned to duty at St. Louis Barracks, Mo.

CAMPBELL, A. B., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of Texas, to proceed to New York City, and thence to report by letter to the Surgeon-General. S. 0. 101, O. S., A. G. O.

Wilson, W. J., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the Missouri, to proceed to New York City, and report to the Army Medical Board for examination for promotion, and after examination report by letter to the Surgeon-General. S. O, 101, C. S., A. G. O.

Styer, Chas., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Philadelphia, Pa. 8. 0. 81, A. G. O., April 16, 1878.

Granted leave of absence to June 30, 1878; and his resignation accepted, to take effect June 30, 1878. S. O. 95, A. G. O., May 3, 1878.

Corson, J. K., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Department of Arizona. S.O. 101, C. S., A. G. 0.

HALL, JOHN D., Captain and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the East, and ordered to Department of Texas. S. O. 101, C. S., A. G. 0.

SKINNER, J. O., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.— Relieved froin duty in Department of the South, and ordered to Department of Arizona. S.O. 101, C. S., A. G. O.

TURRILL, H. S., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.—Relieved from duty at Fort Clark, and assigned to duty at San Felipe, Texas. S. 0. 90, Department of Texas, April 26, 1878.

Comerys, E. T., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.- Relieved from duty at San Felipe, and assigned to duty at Fort Clark, Texas. S.O. 90, C. S., Department of Texas.

BARNETT, R., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the Gulf, and ordered to Department of the Platte. S. O. 101, O. S., A. G. O.

Crampton, L. W., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of the Gulf, and ordered to Department of Dakota. S. 0, 101, C. S., A. G. O.

Taylor, M. E., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from dnty in Department of the Gulf, and ordered to Department of the Missouri. S. O, 101, C. S., A. G. O.

NEWLANDS, Wm. L., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.-Assigned to duty as Post Surgeon at Angel Island, Cal. S. O. 69, C. S., Division of the Pacific and Departinent of California.

BUELL, J. W., First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon.-Relieved from duty in Department of Texas. S. 0. E6, A. G. O., April 22, 1878.

Obituary.

FRANCIS GURNEY Smith, M. D., Emeritus Professor of the Institutes of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, died April 6th, in the sixty-first year of his age. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840, and after attaining an unusual professional success was elected one of the attending physicians to the Pennsylvania Hospital. He was one of the founders of the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society. In 1863 he succeeded the late Dr. Samuel Jackson as Professor of the Institutes of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, and during a long term of service he inaugurated many improvements. He is known as one of the authors of the “Compendium of Medicine" (Neill and Smith’s), and as the American editor of “ Carpenter's Physiology.” He also edited “Marshall's Physiology,” and translated “ Barth and Rogers's Manual of Auscultation and Percussion.” For nearly ten years he was one of the editors of the Philadelphia Medical Ecaminer,

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