The London Medical Registration Association

1859 The Lancet  
carrying out the provisions of the recent Medical Act :-BOW-STREET.—Mr. Henry Scott, of 17, Adam-street, Adelphi, appeared, on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., to answer a summons, issued at the instance of Dr. Ladd, the honorary secretary to the Medical Registration Association, charging him, under the Medical Registration Act, with representing himself to be a properly qualified medical practitioner, whereas he was not registered under the provisions of that Act. Mr. Bowen May appeared to prosecute
more » ... eared to prosecute on behalf of the Association; Mr. Mayhew for the defence. Mr. BowEN MAY, in opening the case, was about to enter into an account of the prisoner's antecedents, when Mr. MAYHEW objected. These matters had no connexion with the present case, and the allusion to them only showed the feeling which actuated the prosecution. Mr. BowEN MAY disclaimed any feeling apart from the desire to carry out the Act of Parliament in the interest of the public at large and of the medical profession. But as he intended to ask the magistrate to inflict the full penalty, he wished not only to show that Mr. Scott was not a surgeon, but also to inform the magistrate what he really was. Mr. JARDINE said, that in the event of a conviction it might be proper to consider such matters in determining the amount of punishment. But at present the question was whether Mr. Scott had committed an offence under this Act, and the circumstances alluded to could have nothing to do with that portion of the case.
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