REPORT OF The Lancet Sanitary Commission ON EMIGRANT SHIPS

1872 The Lancet  
WITH the growth of our provincial medical schools and the development of local centres of observation and research we may expect the materials for sound scientific induction to be multiplied and the literature of the profession to be enriched. The provinces, indeed, are rapidly gaining upon the metropolis in the advantages and the facilities they offer to the medical student; and, to mention one out of many, the Leeds School affords excellent opportunities for his training. Among other features
more » ... in its favour may be cited its proximity to the great lunatic asylum for the West Riding at Wakefield, an institution under the superintendence of a physician who is a lecturer in his own department at the Leeds School. From the cases in the asylum over which he presides he has enabled his assistants and his local brethren to amass materials for special investigations into the whole circle of psychological medicine-its pathology, its diagnosis, and its treatment. Many of these having taken the form of written expositions, it occurred to him that their publication in a collective form might be desirable; and accordingly the series, of which this is the second volume, was begun. We think this instalment a decided advance on its predecessor, and doubtless the series will follow the crescendo movement of merit. The very variety of subjects embraced in the volume is of itself a title to consideration. First in order comes the paper on 11 Conia and its use in subcutaneous injection," by
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