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1880 The Lancet  
IT has transpired that the Minister of Public Instructior wishes to create a new chair of Practical Morbid Anatomy a1 the Faculty of Medicine, and that he intends to bestow ii upon the well-known microscopist, M. Cornil. No objectioll can be made to the selection, and, indeed, upon the creation of a new chair. The minister has the privilege of appointing its first occupant; but it is contended that the chair itself is both undesirable and unnecessary, inasmuch as it will lessen the importance
more » ... en the importance of those of Pathological Anatomy and Theology, now occupied by MM. Charcot and Robin, at present affording the teaching which it is proposed to inaugurate. Of the two professors, M. Charcot has the more reason to be displeased with the project, as his teaching would be reduced to a course of theoretical lectures. But it is quite possible that this difficulty will be smoothed over by the creation of another new chair, one of Nervous Pathology, which will gratify the life-long aspirations of the Salpétrière professor, and so extricate him from the anomalous position he has so long occupied. It is proposed to create a " disinfecting staff" in Paris
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