1853 The Lancet  
201 come to by the dispensary committee with the object of taxing this district only. That we are the more sensitive to this result of unwise legislation and injudicious economy, because we are thereby exposed to the risk of losing the services of our valued medical officer, Dr. Taylor. That Dr. Taylor be requested again to offer himself for the situation he now temporarily fills, in the hope that at some future time we may succeed in carrying into effect our recommendation for fixing his
more » ... at £100. That the secretary do communicate these resolutions to the board of guardians, in order to their being duly recorded on the minutes, and laid before the Poor-law Commissioners .-Signed, W. MORGAN, Chairman." LUNATIC ASYLUMS.-£614 was produced this year, net profit, on works and lands at Maryboro' Lunatic Asylum; X92 at Limerick; £185 at Ballinasloe; X254 at Belfast; at Clonmel, £160. ' IMPORTANT ADJUDICATION. -Dr. Rayner, an English physician residing at Paris, recently brought an action before the Civil Tribunal of Senlis, against M. Alexandre Aumont, of Chantilly, the owner of Hervine (who ran second for the Goodwood Cup) and other horses, well known on the French turf, to recover from him 10,000f., for having cured him of a serious malady. It appeared from the statement of the plaintiff's advocate, (M. Chaix d'Est Ange,) that in 1851 M. Aumont suffered dreadfully from nervous attacks and another malady. After employing different physicians without obtaining much relief, he, when almost in a dying state, applied to the plaintiff, who consented to treat him on condition that he would scrupulously follow his advice, and not employ any other physician. On the plaintiff's second visit, M. Aumont asked how much he would have to pay, and Dr. Rayner proposed that he should give him 10,000f. when he should be entirely cured, but not a single sou in the event of a cure not being effected. M. Aumont consented, and it was agreed that, should his horses not win certain races at Paris and Chantilly, the amount, instead of being paid at once, should be paid by instalments. Dr. Rayner having acceded to these terms, the treatment commenced, and in a short time M. Aumont was a
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