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aguish diseases and Sulphur, a relationship as pronounced as that known to exist between cholera and Cuprum.

I have been accused of bringing Sulphur forward as a remedy for all kinds of intermittent fevers, Dr. Lall Sircar particularly insisting upon my having done so; this is not in the least a just accusation, but what I have done and hope to continue to do, is to insist upon it that there is a more than ordinary homoeopathic relationship existing between this most potent drug and the effects of malaria, and also that Sulphuric acid possesses much of the influence claimed for Sulphur.

Most truly,

KOBEBT T. CoOFEB.

M. d'Abbadie's communication is thus commented upon in the Echo of 28th September, 1882:

"Science is the most catholic of all knowledge and pursuits. There is a happy disposition among scientific men the world over to make known any discovery which will tend to benefit their race; and it is one of the happy functions of the press to give a widened publicity to any announcement of importance which a scientist may make. M. d'Abbadie has made a communication to the French Academy of Sciences which claims this service at our hands; and, although it does not much concern Englishmen who stay at home all their lives, it does very vitally concern many of our foreign settlements. The topic of the Frenchmen's address was how to prevent marsh fevers. The facts have been observed by travellers that the elephant hunters in Ethiopia brave with impunity the most unwholesome airs, and that they are in the habit of fumigating their bodies daily with sulphur. This led to the question being asked whether persons subjected involuntarily to emanations of sulphur in districts where malaria prevails enjoy good health. Inquiries were put to Professor Silvestri, of Catania, Sicily, a district famous for its sulphur mines, and he replied that intermittent fever was never fatal in that district. In the surrounding villages 90 per cent. of the population were attacked by the fever, but in the sulphur-producing villages the proportion was only from 8 to 9 per cent. Indeed, in one part ol Catania a numerous colony of workpeople live about the sulphur mines, whereas a neighbouring village, although upon a higher level, has been entirely deserted, its inhabitants having been driven away by the fever. These statements deserve attentive consideration by the authorities on the "West African coast."

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OBITUARY.

DR. BATES.

It is with sincere regret that we have to record the death— all too early, for he was not yet 60—of one of the most active and fruitful workers for homoeopathy our country has ever possessed. Dr. Bayes had for some years suffered at times from rather severe occipital headache, and it was mainly this which led him to retire from London practice early in 1881, and seek comparative repose at Brighton. The symptoms, however, too ominous, foreboded arterial disease there, and he succumbed in a few hours, on December 8th last, to an attack of cerebral hsemorrhage.

Dr. Bayes commenced practice on the ordinary plan in 1844, and even before his conversion to homoeopathy was not unnoted in the profession, having been Physician to the Brighton Dispensary, and author of a treatise entitled 'The Triple Aspect of Chronic Disease.' On his adoption of the method of Hahnemann (in 1856), he settled in Cambridge, where he practised nine years, thence removing to Bath, and finally (in 1869) to London. Of his literary activity during the years from 1856 to 1876 this Journal, as well as the Monthly Homoeopathic Review (on whose editorial staff his name for a short time appeared) and the Annals of the British Homoeopathic Society, afford ample evidence. His chief practical observations were gathered up in a volume entitled 'Applied Homoeopathy; or, Specific Bestorative Treatment," published in 1870; but he also contributed much clinical material relative to the use of Hydrastis in cancer, and of Baptisia in low fever.

The work, however, by which our late colleague will be best remembered is his endeavour to found a permanent teaching of the method of Hahnemann in the metropolis. In our article, "A School of Homoeopathy for London," in the number of this Journal for April, 1876, we have recounted the history of this undertaking, and it will be seen that his name stands facile princeps among its promoters. When, as we urged, it was determined that a school should be formed, he gave himself heart and soul to the task of its organisation and support. The amount of money collected for it was something remarkable, and ninetenths of what was subscribed was due to his exertions and influence. Some of his colleagues have differed from him as to the policy adopted by the managers of the institution, in which his influence was deservedly paramount; but they have never questioned the purity of his motives or the zeal and devotion of his conduct. If homoeopathy should continue to be regularly taught in London, it will be Dr. Bayes to whom the merit is owing.

Of our late colleague's private life this is not the place to speak. His associates ever found him most winning and kindly; his intimate friends valued him in no small degree. We understand that a movement has been set on foot for endowing a bed or beds in the London Homoeopathic Hospital, or getting up some other testimonial in his memory; and we feel sure that the response thereto will not be slack.

Dr. Bayes received his medical education at University College. He was a Member of the College of Surgeons and an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians; besides which, he had the M.D. degree of Lambeth. He was a Fellow, and in his turn Vice-President, of the British Homoeopathic Society, and Honorary Secretary of the London School of Homoeopathy from 1877 to 1881, when, on his resignation, the office of VicePresident was specially created in his favour. In 1875 he presided at the British Homoeopathic Congress, held that year in Manchester, being the sixth in occupation of its chair since its revival in 1870—a sufficient evidence of the estimation his work had given him among his colleagues.

BOOKS RECEIVED.

Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon- General's Office, U.S. Army. Vol. III.

The American Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia. By Boebicke and Tafel. New York, 1882.

Spinal Curvature. By R. Heather Bigg. London: Churchill, 1882.

The Homoeopathic Physician's List. Boericke and Tafel, New York.

A Contribution to Gynecological Surgery. By W. T. HelMuth, M.D. New York, 1882.

Journal of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases. Vol. I, Nos. 1; 2, 3. New York, November, 1882.

The Female Perineeum. By T. G. Comstock, M.D. St. Louis.

Transactions of the 35th Session of the American Institute of Homoeopathy. Pittsburgh, 1882.

Family Practice, or Simple Directions in Homoeopathic Domestic Medicine. 14th Thousand. Gould and Son, London, 1882.

Otis Clapp and Son's Visiting List and Prescription Record.

Transactions of the American Homoeopathic Ophthalmological and Otological Society. Sixth Annual Meeting.

Transactions of the Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania Eighteenth Annual Session. Pittsburgh, 1882.

Address delivered by the President of the Homoeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania. By J. C. Mobgan, M.D. Pittsburgh, 1882.

The Search after Truth. By W. V. Dkubt, M.D. London: Gould, 1882.

On the Influence of Infinitesimal Quantities in inducing Physiological Action. By C. H. Blackley, M.D. London, Streaton, 18»2.

Homoeopathy: its Principles, Method, and Future. By A. C. Pope, M.D. London: Gould, 1882.

Armbrecht Nelson's Physicians' Visiting List for 1883.

The Calcutta Journal of Medicine.

Boletin Clinico del Instituto Homeopatico de Madrid,

The Medical Counselor.

Rivista Omiopatica.

Revue Homoeopathique Beige.

The Monthly Homoeopathic Review.

The Homoeopathic World.

The Hahnemannian Monthly.

The American Homoeopathic Observer.

The North American Journal of Homoeopathy,

The New England Medical Gazette.

Fl Criterio Medico.

L'Art Medical.

Bulletin de la Sociiti Med. Horn, de France.

Allgemeine hombopathische Zeitung.

New York Medical Times.

Homoeopathic Journal of Obstetrics.

The Medical Call.

The Clinique.

The Homoeopathic Physician.
Bibliotheque Homoeopathique.
Indian Homoeopathic Review.

THE

BRITISH JOURNAL
HOMEOPATHY.

THE ACTION OF DRUGS UPON THE EYE.
By Dr. Hughes.
Lecture III.

Our first eye-medicine to-day is a very appropriate one in this relation. It is the "eye-bright,"

Euphrasia.

The name of this plant in other languages than our own refers to its healing power over the visual organs; thus, in German it is Augen-trost, and in French casse-lunettes. Its reputation of this kind is also witnessed to by its mention in poetry. Milton makes his Archangel, in Paradise Lost, when he would clear the sight of our first parent,

"purge with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see;"

and Shenstone writes—

'* Yet euphrasy may not be left unsung,
That gives dim eyes to wander leagues around."

Hahnemann proved and employed it, and came to the conclusion that "it was not without reason that the plant received the name it bears."

VOL. XLI, NO. CLXIV. APRIL, 1883. H

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