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"On behalf of the British Homoeopathic Society I have to convey to you the expression of their sincere sympathy in the irreparable loss you and the other members of his family have sustained.
"In conclusion let me express the hope that in the midst of your great sorrow you may find that comfort and support that will not fail those who look to Him who can alone give it. That this comfort may be yours, is the earnest prayer of "Dear Madam,
"Yours sincerely, "William V. Dnvnr, "President of the British Homoeopathic Society."
CHARLES HANSON, M.D.
Though comparatively unknown to his colleagues, Dr. Hanson's departure from among us should not pass altogether unnoticed. He was a brother of Sydney Hanson, with whom many were familiar in the early days of homoeopathy in this country. He passed the greater part of his professional life at Brighton; and was resident there at the time of his death, though he had long ceased to cultivate practice. He was of a retiring disposition, and little calculated to achieve success as a practitioner of medicine; but he knew his profession, and was a gentleman and a Christian.
De. HUBER And De. GOULLON.
Two conspicuous figures among German homceopathists have lately disappeared from their already thinned ranks.
Dr. Edward Huber died at Pola on the 8th May last. Though quite a young man, only thirty-six at the time of his decease, he was reckoned one of the most able physicians of Vienna, and when Dr. Johann Taubes Ritter von Lebenswarth established in that city a hospital for the homoeopathic treatment of children, he selected Dr. Huber as its chief physician, a post he continued to occupy till his death, and to the duties of which he devoted himself heart and soul until his health, which was never very robust, gave way, and he was compelled to seek a more genial climate in Pisa.
Dr. G-oullon, senior, of Weimar, who has just died at upwards of eighty years of age, was well known to all the homoeopathic world by his numerous writings, polemical and scientific, many of which are to be found in our early volumes. He has left behind him a son who is an even more voluminous writer, and an equally hard worker.
Homoeopathic Practitioner Wanted at Gape Town.
We are requested by Mr. James B. Wilson, of Cape Town, to announce that a second homoeopathic practitioner is much wanted in that city. There is at present only one doctor to administer to the wants of all the population who are favourable to the method of Hahnemann, and he is greatly overworked, and as none of the old-school practitioners will meet him in consultation, patients feel that they are placed at a disadvantage in cases of danger and difficulty. Any of our colleagues who may wish to emigrate to South Africa with the prospect of finding a good opening for their talents, should put themselves in communication with Mr. Wilson.
Cdmo dbran los mereuriales en el tratamiento de la Sifilis. Por H. Rodbigttez Pinilla, M.D. Madrid. 1882.
A Momentous Education Question. By P. A. Siljistbom. Translated by J. J. Gabth Wilkinson. London: Young. 1882.
The Message of Psychic Science to Mothers and Nurses.. By
Maby Boole. London: Triibner. 1883. Anleitung sum methodischen Studium der Homoopathie fur junge
Aerzte. Von Dr. Med. A. Lobbaciieb. Leipzig. 1883. Gelsemium Sempervirens. A monograph. By the Hughes
Medical Club of Massachusetts. Boston. 1883. Disease and Putrescent Air. By Thos. Rowan. London:
Students' Guide to the Examination of the Pulse and Use of the Sphygmograph. By Bybom Bbamwell, M.D. 2nd edit. Edinburgh. 1883.
O Homoeopathic Pernambuco. No. 3.
Zur Galvano-Faradisation. Von Dr. 8. T. Stein. Frankfurt a. M.
Beobachtungen uber eine bemerkenswerthe Wirkung der statischen Electricitdt. Von Dr. S. T. Stein. Frankfurt a. M.
Homoeopathy in its relation to the Diseases of Females, or Gynaecology. By Thomas Skinneb, M.D. 2nd edit. London Homoeopathic Publishing Co. 1883.
Constituents of Tubercles. By R. E. Gbegg, M.D.
Tuberculosis. By E. E. Gbegg, M.D.
De VAtrophie amiale du nerf optique. Par le Dr. de Keebs-
New Tork Medical Times. The Medical Call.
Bibliothique Homceopathique. Indian Homoeopathic Beview.
By R. E. Dudgeon, M.D.
The prevalence of cholera in Egypt, where a British army is located, in which the disease has had its victims, brings home to us with peculiar force the virulence of the disease and the danger there is of the spread of the pestilence to Europe and to Britain. The medical periodicals and sanitary authorities are busy with advice as to the measures to be pursued in the event of the arrival of the disease on our shores, but hitherto little has been offered to an anxious public but general warnings against the neglect of efficient drainage and especially of dust-bins. The fatality, if not the very origin, of the disease in Egypt is almost invariably ascribed to the dirty habits and want of proper sewerage and pure water of Egyptian towns, and the well-drained and well-washed Briton is almost persuaded that a disease which he is told is the product of dirt and bad water, can scarcely attack a nation so scrupulously attentive to those sanitary measures which the Egyptians so habitually neglect. But though the cholera may perhaps find a larger number of predisposed subjects among a
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population careless about sanitation, we know from the history of past epidemics that it finds its victims among those living in the best hygienic conditions. Hence, though it is very right and proper to insist upon the excellence of good sanitary arrangements and clean dust-bins, something more is required to allay the fears of those who remember the fatality of former invasions of cholera, and who do not feel assured that mere scavenger's work is an infallible panacea.
What to do, supposing the cholera does come in spite of their perfect drainage and incessant scrubbing, is what most interests them, and they turn with anxiety to the great medical authorities for instruction. But they find nothing to enlighten them as to the treatment of the cholera should it actually seize upon them. They are only told what to do to prevent the cholera coming to them; but supposing the cholera is so unreasonable as to pursue its westward course to our shores without heeding our sanitary authorities, as the tide would come in notwithstanding King Canute's orders to the contrary, and as the Atlantic showed no respect for Mrs. Partington's mop, our medical advisers have apparently no advice to offer as to how it is to be treated. We see, indeed, an occasional prescription of chalk mixture, or other time-honoured remedy for diarrhoea, recommended (generally by an amateur) in the papers, but for a precise and rational treatment of the disease by an experienced doctor we look in vain. The reason of this is not far to seek. The dominant school of medicine stand helpless before the disease. They have no confidence in any mode of treatment, for they have found by multiplied experience that under all their methods—and these are legion —the mortality of cholera remains pretty steadily at from half to two thirds of those attacked. They could not, therefore, with any sense of decency, recommend their treatment in face of the established fact that it is invariably attended by a mortality of from 50 to 75 out of every 100 patients.
As, then, the oracles of the dominant sect which loves to call itself established, legitimate, regular, rational, and