The Midwives Bill Opposition: Dr. Rentoul and his 50

J. Barr
1897 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
51 with the other big towns of the kingdom. In I896 only two towns, Bradford and West Ham, show a lower death-rate, only one a lower zymotic rate (Bradford), and again only one lower fever death-rate (Cardiff), and one a lower diarrhoea rate (Nottingham) and one a lower infantile rate (Edinburgh). The sewers, which are unventilated, receive all the storm water, and are provided with double tidal valves at their outlet, and when constructed in i851 were designed so that at a future date they
more » ... t converge to one point, from which an outfall sewer might be continued to a suitable point lower down the river or into the Severn channel. A better method of dealing with the sewage than that at present employed is under the consideration of the Sanitary Committee, and a scheme will be submitted shortly, which, it is hoped will lessen the nuisance complained of. The annual distribution of medallions and certificates to the candidates who have passed the examinations of the St. John Ambulance Association (Bristol Branch), took place at the Hall of the Y.M.C.A. on June 12th, Dr. Bertram Rogers being in the chair. The distribution was made by the Very Rev. the Dean of Bristol and Mrs. Pigou. BIRMINGHAM. Dia,gnosis and Treatment of DiphtZeria. MEDICAL men in Birmingham have for a long while laboured under considerable difficulty in obtaining a satisfactory bacteriological report on cases of diphtheria, being obliged to send the material up to London. Valuable time is often wasted in this way; and even when the diagnosis has been made the supply of antitoxin to be obtained locally has been small and often unsatisfactory. The medical faculty at Mason University College is now making arrangements for undertaking all such examinations. The bacteriological laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Kauffmann, Professor of Pathology, is being enlarged and refitted. The Health Committee of the city have made an arrangement with the authorities of the College whereby, when these alterations are complete, any medical man of the city can at any time have a
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