Reports of Societies

1875 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Proposed Union wit/i Bournemnouth and West Dorset.-It was stated that the medical men of Bournemouth had formed a local society of their owni, and that very few of them would join the Association and Branclh; so that any union with them would be impossible, at any rate for the present. There was a general feeling of regret that the members of the profession at Bournemouth should hold themselves aloof; arid a hope was expressed that they wrould soon be induced to form themselves into a district
more » ... es into a district of the Southern Branch. There was a better hope of union with \Vest Dorset; and the Hlonorary Secretary was instructed to write to Dr. Lush, Honorary Secretary of the West Dorset District, on the subject.-Other matters entered for discussion could not be settled until the question of union with West Dorset be answered. A Vote of Thanzks was proposed, and carried unanimously, to the President and the Ilonorary Secretary, and the meeting then terminate(l. Dinner.-The members subsequently dined together at the London Hotel; H. D. Ellis, Esq., in the chair, supported by Dr. L. 0. Fox of Broughton and J. E. Brine, Esq. SOUTHI OF IRELANI) BRANCH: ORDINARY MIEETING. AN ordinary mceting of this Branch was held in the Theatre of the Royal Cork Inistitutioni on Wedniesday, January 6th, 1875: Dr. Tiios. GREGG" President, in the Chair. There were presenlt several miiembers of the B3ranclh, and a large niumber of students. R'emnoval of AVecrosed Bones.-Dr. H. MI. JONES detailed the particulars of a case of removal of half the ulna, which wvas taken away (Dr. Gregg assisting) in consequence of extensive phlegmonoid erysipelas of the arm, and diffuse suppuration, resulting in necrosis. The. want of early incisions had nearly resulted in the loss of the arm, which would have been most serious to an engine-driver, it being the right one; the man had now, however, returned to work, and the limb was nearly restored. The subsequent treatment consisted in the free use of permanganate of potash dressings, and support to the limb. Remzoval of Craniial Bonzes.-Dr. HAYES of Tralee exhibited a patient from whom the parietal and frontal bones had been removed, in consequence of a severe burn received while in a drunken state last May. The particulars of the case have been already before the Branch (see BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, January 2nd, p. 28). The PRESI-DENT said, that the thanks and congratulations of the members were due to Dr. Hayes for his kindness in bringing forward the case, and the trouble he took in coming so great a distance to exhibit it. Enttucleaitiont of the Eye.-Dr. JONES exhibited two eyes recently enucleated. In one, the operation was done for considerable staphyloma. The other was a case in which an eye, having been lost from choroid-iritis, was producing symptoms of sympathetic ophthalmia in the fellow eye. They presented the appearance usually seen in such cases. Retr-over-sion of Gravid Uterus.-Dr. P. J. CRE-MEN read the notes of a case of retroversion of the gravid uterus. The woman, aged 30, was attended in the out-patient department of the Cork Maternity. Dr. Cremen was urgently summoned to deliver her. She had been there in labour over twelve hours; the nurse in attendance was puzzled as to the nature of the case, and the patient had not passed urine for nearly twenty-four hours previously. Surprised at not finding the os, and at the nature of the tumour (a large non-fluctuating mass, filling the entire cavity of the pelvis, not permitting the fingers to pass posteriorly between the tumour and rectum, and barely between it and the symphysis pubis in front), Dr. Cremen introduced a long gum elastic catheter, and drew off over half a gallon of urine. On the consequent reduction of the tumour, Dr. Cremen, on examining with the stethoscope, could find neither the fcetal pulsations nor placental br-uit. However, passing the flat hand, with considerable difficulty, above the tumour, he reached a large cavity or cul-de-sac, in which, discovering the limbs of a fcetus, he seized them, and, after much labour and delay, succeeded in delivering the woman of a fcetus about four months and a half old. The fcetus evidently lay in this cul-de-sac after expulsion from the uterus, the mouth of which, on subsequent examination, he found turnied completely upwards, and from which protrueded the funis of the retained placenta. The subsequent steps of the delivery were completed. Dr. Cremen then, with comparative ease, replaced the retroverted uterus, and she recovered without a bad symptom. She remained in bed for a fortnight after labouir, andI the subsequent treatment consisted in cold vaginal douches, the a(lminiistration of strychnine and iron internally, and the application of a Ilodge's pessary. She menstruated regularly at the end of the second month from the labour, until the fifth, when she again became pregnant. In the third month of her pregnancy, the pessary slipped out, and, as she described
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