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VACCINE MATTER IN PARIS.–At the last sitting of the Academy M. Depaul drew attention to the frequency of failure in the action of vaccine matter preserved in the manner recommended by the Academy. This method consists in collecting the matter upon

small dises of glass, which are then superimposed one on the other, the circumference being soldered with melted lead. He strongly recommended the use of small tubes, carefully made and accurately sealed. His views were warmly supported by M. Trousseau, who called for an immediate alteration of the nature thus indicated, and raised the question of compulsory vaccination and re-vaccination.--Lond. Lanc.

We wish to make a suggestion or two to our friends. Study brevity-some of our esteemed friends are slightly inclined to be pro lix; this single objection will often delay the appearance of articles, otherwise of great merit, to enable us to make up a good variety Be careful to write proper names and technical words or phrases with distinctness—it is not easy to express the trouble often afforded in this particular to compositors and proof readers. Take time to write your

ideas in full and with care; don't leave your thoughts to be guessed at and trimmed up into English by the editor-he has enough other work.- Cin. Lancet & Observer.

When Dr. Spurzheim had finished an examination of the Ettrick Shepherd's cranium, the latter summarily disposed of the “science”: “My dear fellow, if a few knots and swells make a skull of genius, I've seen many a saft chiel get a swapping organization in five minutes at Selkirk tryst.”—Medical Chronicle.


I At a late examination for the degree of M. B. of the Uni. versity of London, a candidate who was known to profess and practice homoeopathy, was rejected.-Ibid.

I The Boston Transcript says, the following by Oliver W. Holmes is the finest simile ever written : "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you throw upon it, the more it contracts."


In a note received from Prof. Paine of New York, we are informed that “his enlarged edition of the Institutes of Medicine is now ready for distribution.” We bespeak for it a hearty reception and a studious reading.

We also learn from the same source that the Graduating Class of the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York numbers for the year 1857–58, 127.

I Transactions of the N. E. District Medical Society received, but too late for insertion.

W. B.


Died at Newark, Canada West, on February 2d, 1858, of acute tuberculosis, SAMUEL Rowsom, a member of the Medical Department of the University of Michigan.

On receiving the intelligence of his death, his classmates assembled in the College and among others passed the following resolutions:

Resolved, That in the death of Mr. S. Rowsom this class has lost a studious and beloved member--a gentleman in the highest sense, and one eminently worthy of our confidence and esteem.

Resolved, That we tender to the family and relatives of the deceased our heart-felt sympathies in this, their domestic affliction and irreparable loss, and that we will cherish the name of our classmate in our memories and strive to imitate his virtues.

Resolved, That the lecture room be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days.

Resolved, That we will attend in a body, wearing the usual badge of mourning, at the Methodist Church, one week from the ensuing Sabbath, at the usual hour of service, on the occasion of the funeral sermon of the deceased.

Mr. Rowsom joined the Medical Class at the commencement of the session of 1856–57, had taken a course of practical chemistry in the laboratory, attended the course of clinical instruction in this city, was in attendance of his second course of lectures at the College, was a candidate for graduation, having prepared a thesis for each member of the Faculty and commenced the composition of his final thesis, when his disease, the earlier symptoms of which he had unconsciously concealed from those most intimate with him, and quite effectually from himself, arrested, in a most peremptory manner, his further progress, and he had only time to go to his friends and bid them a last adieu.

He was a young man of singular devotion to his pursuits, and of the strictest uprightness and purity of character.

As his vigor diminished, bis efforts were redoubled, and he literally fell with his harness on--a martyr to his love of the science of his choice.

In his conduct as a student and a man there was nothing during the period of his pupilage at the University of which any of his teachers could disapprove. His memory will be cherished by those of the Faculty who knew him best, no less than by his fellow students.

A. B. P.

Medical College!

Seventh Session, 1857-8.

The Annual Course of Lectures will be commenced on the first day of October, and continue six months.

The Annual Commencement for conferring degrees, will be held on the last Thursday of March.

FACULTY. ZINA PITCHER, M.D., Emeritus, Professor of Obstetrics, and Institutes of

Medicine. ABRAM SAGER, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Physiology. SILAS H. DOUGLASS, M.D., Professor of Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Toxi

cology, and Dean. M. GUNN, M.D., Professor of Surgery. SAMUEL DENTON, M.D., Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine

and Pathology. A. B. PALMER, M.D., Professor of Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Dis

eases of Women and Children. C. L. FORD, M.D., Professor of Anatomy.

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PROFESSOR DOUGLASS, Having recently imported from Germany, at his private expense, some superior apparatus for Qualitative and Quantitive Analysis, is prepared to execute all descriptions of Chemical Analysis upon the most reasonable terms.

For Mode of conducting Toxicological investigations, he would refer to a communication in the second number of this Journal. Chemical Laboratory, University of Michigan.




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