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1886 The Lancet  
PADUA has suffered severely in these days, not only from cholera and small-pox, but from the loss of distinguished practitioners who have worn their lives out in combating the two epidemics. As if the death of the eminent surgeon and clinical teacher, Professor Francesco Marzolo, were not sufficient, she has now to mourn that of his favourite pupil, Dr. Enrico Marzari. After a highly creditable curriculum at the University of Padua, Marzari became Professor Marzolo's assistant, and under the
more » ... idly scientific and largely benevolent auspices of that able consultant he made himself known and esteemed by the profession and the public. He then took his degree of "In Medicina Doctor," with special honours for practical as well as theoretical proficiency, and at once embarked on his professional career. He was making rapid progress, accelerated by the premature decease of his patron and teacher Marzolo, to whose elientele he succeeded, when symptoms of cardiac mischief, hereditary in his family, began to show themselves. He struggled on, however, and for two years continued in his daily widening path, in spite of warnings that would have been final with a less intrepid nature. The epidemic of small-pox gave him much to do among the less-favoured classes, who never appealed to his benevolence in vain, and he was barely recovering from the effects of over-exertion thus induced when the cholera epidemic assumed alarming proportions. Again Marzari was at the front, but this time with sadly diminished strength. Spasmodic pain of an aggravated kind was rapidly making life a burden to him, when on the 30th ult. he almost suddenly expired. A Paduan correspondent writes: "He falls a victim to zeal and duty. The sad announcement was received as something personal, not only by a wide circle of friends and admirers, but by a still wider circle of the poor, to whom he was for years an unwearied benefactor. To his family he bequeathes no other wealth than that of a name honoured and cherished by all his fellowcitizens. His funeral was a touching spectacle; every rank and calling was represented at his grave ; and the populations of San Leonardo and Savonarola, on whom most of his gratuitous attendance was lavished, closed their shops and draped their houses in black, as a token of their sense .of loss." ___ JOHN PEARSON BELL, M.D. DR. J. PEARSON BELL, whose death occurred on the '26th ult. at his residence in Hull, received his professional education at St. Thomas's Hospital and the University of Glasgow. In 1830 he became a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries of London; in 1845 he obtained the degree of 1LD. and C.M. at Glasgow University, and in 1860 the licence of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. At the time of his death the deceased was in his seventy--eighth year, and had for many years been connected with most of the public institutions, and taken part in the principal public movement in Hull. In 1875 he was appointed a magistrate of the borough, and for over fifty years he had a long and prominent career as a Freemason. In April last Dr. Bell's golden wedding was celebrated, when the Masonic brotherhood throughout the province showed their appreciation of his services by presenting to Mrs. Bell a marble bust of her husband. Dr. Bell was highly esteemed in Hull, and his death is much regretted by the inhabitants of that town. THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT IN SCOTLAND.—On the 21st ult. a man was fined five shillings at Greenock fOJ removing by railway his daughter who was suffering frorr scarlet fever.-At Dundee, on the 23rd ult., a lodging-housE keeper was fined half-a-guinea for neglecting to ascertain whether one of his lodgers was suffering from infectiolU disease.—On the 21st ult., at the same police-court, a womar who was charged with a similar offence was dismissed witt a caution.
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