1871 The Lancet  
should be treated as such." I assure you that I never stated anything of the kind. The few observations I made were to the effect that in any attempts which might be made to legislate on the subject of drunkenness it was of the first importance to bear in mind that" habitual drunkenness" and °°dipsomania" were totally distinct-the one having its origin in vice, the other being the result of disease, and that, consequently, the legislation which might be good for the one would not necessarily be
more » ... applicable to the other. I therefore urged upon the members, as medical men, the importance of their doing, individually and collectively, everything in their power to guard the general public against the error of confounding 11 habitual drunkenness" and 11 dipsomania " with each other. THE election which took place a few days ago at the Royal Infirmary for a physician in the room of Dr. Vose, who has resigned the appointment, resulted in the return of Dr. Glynn. The contest between him and Dr. Dickenson was for some time a very close one. A very active canvass of the trustees had been made by the friends of both parties for some weeks before, and the result was looked forward to with interest. The candidates are both young men.
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