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1907 The Lancet  
Sir William Macewen's health and offered him his cordial thanks for his lecture and for the appreciative references he had made to the late Sir William Banks. Sir William Macewen made a suitable reply. The School of lropical -3-redicine and 8leeving Sickness. Sir Alfred Jones, the chairman of the school, has sent the following telegram to the Emperor of Germany :-As president of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine I desire to congratulate your Majesty on recent valuable work done by
more » ... work done by Professor Koch in confirmation of the discbvery made by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine of a possible remedy for sleeping sickness. West African Trade Section of the Liverpool Chamber of Comn?.erce: Health and Sickness in lTrest Africa. At the last meeting of the West African trade section of the Chamber of Comrcerce Dr. R. E. McConnell delivered an address on his recent visit to the West African coast, where he had been for 15 months at an important mine. No deaths occurred at the mine from sickness, owing largely to the improved class of miners now employed and to the care of themselves that Europeans have learnt by experience. He had observed six cases of blackwater fever, in one of which the temperature reached 108' 6° F. They all recovered under careful nursing, and he thought that in places where it could be recognised early and carefully treated blackwater fever was losing much of its terrors in the popular mind. He was pleased to hear that the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was about to organise an expedition to inquire into the cause, course, and treatment of blackwater fever. Very few cases of sickness at the mines were traceable to the watersupply. Where he was latterly stationed the rivers were the only source of water-supply, but owing to careful filtering and boiling not a single case of sickness which could be traced to the water-supply had come under his care. Everywhere he found that the work of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was thoroughly appreciated and there was a marked desire to help any members of its expeditions. LEEDS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) lhe General Infirmary : : Resiynation of Mr. W. g..Bronjn. To the great regret of everyone connected with the infirmary Mr. W. H. Brown, who has held the position of honorary surgeon to the institution for the last 16 years, has found it necessary to hand in his resignation. Mr. Brown has for some time been in ill-health and, though with characteristic self-sacrificing zeal he has carried on his hospital duties, it has been apparent to all that he has only done so at great personal inconvenience and doubtless with some embarrassment in connexion with his private professional engagements. In accepting Mr. Brown's resignation, which came before a very full meeting at which Mr. Brown's professional colleagues were fully represented, the following proposition was unanimously carried: That in accepting Mr. W. H. Brown's resignation of his position as honorary surgeon to the General Infirmary at Leeds, the weekly board desire to place on record their high appreciation of the great services which Mr. Brown has rendered during the period ot his association with the infirmary, and in particular during the 16 years that he has held the post of honorary surgeon. Conspicuous for his interest in his patients and his care for the honour of the infirmary, he has also won high esteem from his colleagues on the weekly board and the faculty, and from the members of the staff of the institution. The weekly board desire to express their great sympathy with Mr. Brown in his inability to bear the double strain of his public and private practice, but hope that now he is relieved from his heavy duties at the infirmary he will speedily regain his full health and strength In consequence of the resignation of Mr. Brown, Mr. B. G. A. Moynihan automatically becomes honorary surgeon with full charge of beds. Mr. Moynihan was appointed assistant surgeon about 11 years ago, and at the end of ten years' service in that capacity became, in harmony with the recently revised rules, eligible for the posibion of "hon. surgeon with charge of out-patients." This position carries with it the succession to any vacancy that may arme on the full staff without the necessity for an election. Mr. Walter Thompson becomes senior assistant surgeon and the special election committee will shortly be called upon to fill the resulting vacancy of assistant surgeon. The University of Leeds. The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery were conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on the following successful candidates in the recent examinations : V. C. Hackworth, W. 0. McKane, E. W. Reed, and T. Whitehead. The graduation ceremony took place in the library of the medical school. By a recent regulation Part II. of the final examination-i.e., the examination in medicine, surgery, and midwifery and the various subjects included under these headings-
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