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Report of Diseases and Casualties occurring in the public and private Practice
of the Plysician who has the care of the Western District of the City Dispensary.
IT is mortifying for physiology to reflect paney, as just intimated, do we find both

that, after all our rescarches into the in theory and practice ; and we need only laws of life,!we are still not even skin-deep take canceronis change of structure in in the science of structure and functions, proof of this aliegation. Some tell us that We stumble at the very threshold, and cancer is a local disease, acknowledging a have yet much to learn before we can say constitutional origin; others say that it is with truth, that even the common inteyli., ah origine ad finem, a topical, and a nyerely ments of the bodies' surface are correctly topical, affection. One tells you that it is understood, either as to their organization of laydatid origin, and tubercular essence; or their properties. Againat medicine an another says, and perhaps says truly, that objection has been advanced, that neither both its specific nature and absolute locapathologist nor practitioner sees his way lity, have been judged of with too much before him; and some individuals have respect to the limits of nosology and noantithetically preferred the art of surgery, menclature ; that cancareous disorganizaon account of its dealing with demon- tion may implicate other than mere glanstrable matter; but even the “ visible dular structure; and that what the stickler things” of therapeutic science are found for yosological niceties should hesitate in as debatable as the more hidden. At this calling schirrous or carcinomatons, is in moment, two of the ablest surgeons in the strict propriety, and especially in regard country are high in dispute respecting to its remedial demands, often the same doctrines and facts which, è priori, one with actual cancer; and to be arrested in should suppose would be easily set at rest its progress by the due application of that by an appeal to the instructions of sight principle, to which the Reporter has reand sense; and who does not know that ferred in preceding papers, as in his mind Jisorders of the skin, both as to their worthy of more sanction and encouragerationale and remedies, are amongst those ment than it has hitherto met from the inaladies about which medical principles profession. The naturam expellas furca and practice are the farthest removed charge has been brought against the profrom unanimiry or uniformity. Under all priety of treating cancerons, and other this uncertainty, the writer of the present cutaneous or glandular disorders, by banpaper felt gratified in perusing a philoso- daging and pressure ; but a most respecphical treatise from the able pen of his table female, who formerly had a schirrons friend Mr. Chevalier, on the anatomy and breast, has just called upon the Reporter physiology of the common iuteguments; actually in rnde health, and “ without a which, had it no other merit than reminde vestige remaining (to use her own expres. ing the profession of its ignorance, and sions,) of those symptoms which used to pointing to the proper path of pursuit, excite so mucli alarm.” “ I was told (she would be entitled to considerable praise. adds,) by one of the most respectable surBut the tract in question possesses posic geons in London, that no remedy could tive as well as negative worth; and the be fonnd for me bnt the knife, but I prereader of it will tind the puzzling question ferred the plan of pressure and bandaging of the permeability of ibe outer skin 10 as recommended by Mr. Young, and it is transpired fluid, while it retains the results now two years since I have found myself of inflammation, treated of, to say the free both from local and general conleast, with much ingenuity and acumen.*. plaint.” The case of Mrs. Desormeaux, to

Now, with respect to those morbid which allusion has before been made, is affections which present themselves on proceeding to the satisfaction and surprise the superfices of the body, wliat discre- of the parties conceroed; and the partial

good operated in some other forlorn cases, References to matters of taste in a which the Reporter has recently seen, Medical Report may be considered out of certainly favour, as far as they go, the place, but ihe writer cannot forego the rectitude and practical value of the opportunity of objecting, in the present principle. instance, to the occasional illegitimacy of Rheimatism has proved the prevailing expression, and even coinage of words, disorder of the past month ; but it has not which will be found to mar the otherwise in geveral been marked by a regalar, or, excellent matter and manner of Mr. Che- so to say, articular character,-ii has for valier's treatise. It is the same in the the most part been more deep-seated elaborate and admirable work of Dr. among the muscular fibres, and when the Good; writers such as these ought to especial locality of the complaint has be especially on their guard against sins in proved that of the breast-muscles, the composition, since their intinence and practitioner has found the disorder not authority nust necessarily be extensive. very easily distinguishable from proper

pleurisy: pleurisy: this distinction, however, it is ring elements, feeble though he may be, always of moment to make, since the re- and unfit for the fight, without the demedies in one case and the other are con- fences referred to. siderably chtferent.

A case of St. Virus's dance, that socThe writer dias dwelt too much on the ceeded to scarlet fever, has just yielded to advantages of waslı-leallier, as a preventive gradually-increased doses of ine nitrasof colds and rheumatism, to make the re- argenti. The writer mentions the circnm petition of the advice liere nerd!il; but stance becanse, although there is nothing there is another practice which it would vovel in this expecial manifestation of the be a dereliction of his duty not to reconn. medicine's power, in the present case it menil, that is, sponging the surface of the was particularly pleasing to witness the body every morning throughout the year success of its exhibition, in consequence with cold water, before putting on the of the virulence of the malady having been clothes. An individual well sponged, and such as to menace the life or the intellect afterwards encased in leather, may march of the little suterer. D. Uwins, M.D. out on his way, fearlessly, among the war. Bedford-row ; Nor. 20, 1823.


Journal of the Weather and Natural History, kept at Hartfield, East Grinstead,

by Dr. T. Forster, from Oct. 16, to Nor. 16, 1823.

Thermomet. Barometer, October 10 P.M. 10 r.M. Wind.

State of the Weather.


W. Fine day.

W..E. Cicar-Clouds.
18 52

20:40 N.E.-S.W. Rainy all day.
19 53
29:64 S.S.E.

Mild damp day.

S.E. Very fine-Ther. 61° at noon.
21 51

30.05 S.E.-E. Clonds - Fair. 22 45


N.E. Clear--and clouds.

E. Very clear.

30.00) ESE, Clear -a few clouds,

N.E. Fog-Clear-Cloudy,

S. Fog-Clear – Cloudy.

S.W. Cloudy.

S. Clonds-Rain.

S.W. Fair-Clouds.

28.90 S.S.W. Rainy day.

29.21 S.W..N. Wind and rain.
2. 80

N. Fair and clonds,

N. Clear frosty day.

29.76 S.S.W. White frost--Raid.

S.W. Blowing day, with clouds.
5 52

29.62 S.S.W. Rainy day.

E. Clondy.

N.E. Dripping day.

30:10 E.N.E. Dripping or small rain.

30.25 E.N.E. Clear and blowing.

N.E. Clear.

N.E. White frost-Clear.

N.E. Cold and clear, with stratus.

N.W. White frost-Clear.

N.-E. White frost-Cloudy.

N.C. Clouds-Mizzling rain.

30:27 W..N.E. Fair-Stratus and coloured halo ADDITIONAL NOTES.

weailier. Agaricus fioccosus springing up Oct. 16.-A remarkably five October in abundance. day, but a change indicated at night.

19.-The late northerly and easterly 17.-Very clear and fine, bnt evidently wiods have afforded the swallows an easy an unwholesome air, as every body almost passage; and we have missed the last experienced themselves as being unwell, assemblies of these birds, as well as mar. and a catarrhal epidentic seems to prevail. tins, during the last week. Agaricus muscarius plentiful.

20. Abundant fungi, particularly 18.-St. Luke's Day,-very wet, which Agarici. superstitiou makes a bad omen of the Nov. 16.--Small meteors seen. This




evening one of the inost beautiful speci- 'The above terms for lialos are described
mens of the coloured discoid halo was ex. in my “Researches about Atmospheric
bibited that ever I remember. It appear. Phenomena," third edition, London, 1893,
ed above the moon at halt alter 9 P.M. and page 98, where I have described various
consisted of six concentric circles, viz. refracted images of a similar kind.
pale white, orange, parple, violet, green, Blue Colour of the Sun.--- In the above
and vermilion; the latter, which was the work, page 419, I have accidentally regis.
ontermost, subtending an angle of ten tered the remarkable blue colour of the
degrees. At times there was a seventh sil, as haviug liappened on the 19th of
circle, of a paler kind, added, subtending Angust. This phenomenon was, in fact,
seventern degrees. There was a log at seen and noted down by Mr. B. M. For-
the time, which appeared to be stratus; ster, of Walthamstow, on the 18th of
but, though the fog remained, the pheno- Augnst, 1821, being ihe anniversary of
menon changed (indicating a change in the great meteor of 1783. I have no
the structure of the retracting merlium) doubt that you will allow me to correct
at 11 P. M. there being no traces of it ex- this error in your widely circulated Ma-
cept a pale corona.

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