REPORTS OF THE COMMISSIONERS. No. VI

1865 The Lancet  
It is so seldom that we find the military authorities supporting their medical officers in matters of military etiquette and discipline, that we feel bound to put the following paragraph on record. Such a flagrant instance of insubordination could, however, scarcely be passed over, and we sympathize with a member of our profession who innocently is the cause of severe punishment upon one of his own charge, however richly that punishment may be deserved. " ROYAL MARINES.—On Wednesday morning the
more » ... dnesday morning the officers and men of the Chatham division were drawn up in the barrack ' , square for the purpose of having promulgated the finding and i sentence of a district court martial, which assembled two days previously for the trial of A. M'Closkey on the charge of striking his superior officer, Assistant-Surgeon Wm. Conolly, M.D., in the receiving-room, Melville Hospital, on the 24th ultimo. The prisoner was tried on the previous day by a divisional court martial, and sentenced to forty-two days' imprisonment, and he was taken to the hospital to ascertain his fitness to undergo the imprisonment, when he struck the medical officer a violent blow with his clinched fist. The court sen-
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