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horance, and that for that igno- lemnity ; it was a sort of “ hole rance the public would ulti- and corner” affair, or, as the mately suffer

French say, “a huisclos.” This Finding that they could not happened, as the on dit goes, becram their superstitions down the cause the authorities were afraid throats of the students, under the of some tumultuous conduct name of religion, by sticking cru- among the students ; but this was cifixes and images in the very en- not the real cause, if it were they trances to the class rooms, and might have had a party of gens that the plan for keeping the stu- d'arms at hand to drive them out of dents away from the capital had the theatre into the street, and been frustrated, they set to work having got them into the street, afresh, and endeavored to admit might have chased them away like no men to the professorships who wild beasts, with the cavalry, as were not rigid apostolicals, no they did on the day of the rejection matter what were their profes- of the celebrated Droits d'Ainèsse. sional merits or experience. Men The plain truth is, that the auof talent were shut out, and the thorities take every opportunity men of the faith were let in, un- imaginable of preventing the studer the plea of their being “pa- dents from assembling and talking cifically minded," " well disposed together; and rather than attach to church and state," and so forth, any importance to the distribution and these are become the recom- of annual prizes, by ushering in mendations to the chairs of scien- that distribution with any civic tific institutions. That these are pomp, they would sacrifice all not mere speculations, but cor- the eclat which the Faculté rect delineations of the existing formerly derived from this anniinfluence of the priestcraft over versary, and stifle all that spirit science, may be proved by a re- of emulation which once operated ference to the late expulsion of so beneficially on the industry of the three members of the Insti- the pupils. This is not all; the tute from certain small sinecures, Minister of the Interior has rewhich they held under the govern- cently written to the Academy of ment, for daring to express, in a Medicine to announce that it is public ineeting of their body, their about to undergo some important disapprobation of the proposed modifications. It is rumored, law for gagging the press ; a pro- that one of these changes will be ceeding which even Cuvier, who to diminish the number of its has long been a thick and thin members, and moreover, that it friend of the court, has denounced will be well if this diminution be in the strongest language to his allowed to take place gradually acquaintance; and indeed it is ea- by the hand of death; thus holding sy to see that he is disgusted with out a sort of threat, or suspending such jesuitical principles.

a sword by a hair over the memThe Faculty of Medicine held bers of that society, giving them its annual meeting for the distri- warning to take a lesson from the bution of the prizes of the Ecole fate of the three members of the Pratique on the 18th of Decem- Institute. It is said also, that the ber last, but, strange to say, with three sections of the Academy out any sort of ceremony or 80- will be suppressed, and one of the

reasons assigned is, that there are eure the vacant chair, if the Jecontinual squabbles at the Sec- suit influence should be exerted tion of Surgery. The main rea- for another, for example, for old son, however, is this: M. Pari- Kergaradee, who goes croaking set, who is the perpetual Secre- about the wards, spouting indiffertary, and who spends more time ent Latin, and sticking closely to in the bureau of the Minister than the medicine expectante." in the business of the Academy, Chomel is the man who ought to wishes to get more power into his be chosen. own hands, and thinks that by ef. Then, again, there are Majenfecting this he could do wonders. die, Recamier, and Pariset, conThe Academy has now been es- tending for the vacant professortablished six years, but not one ship in the College de France. volume of transactions has made Pariset has already given out that its appearance, and probably ne- he is to be the Professor, through ver will so long as M. Pariset is the sole interest of M. de Corbiat its head. What, indeed, can ère, for he has not a single vote be expected from the Academy at the College. Majendie has under the influence of a man who the votes of the College and of spends his time in getting up long the Institute in his favor; but Remoral disputations, and laying camier will be presented by the plots for curtailing all liberty of Minister of Public Instruction and discussion, instead of studying to by the Minister of the Interior, advance the interests of science ? and no doubt will have the Probut if he were replaced by such fessorship. a person as Adelon, or Dumeril, Thus it is that the elections are or Orfila, it would soon be seen conducted at present ; and from whether the fault lay in the or- beginning to end the influence of ganization of the Academy or in the church party may be recogits officers.

nized. The thing is becoming so By the death of Laennec a va- glaring, that the medical journals cancy has been created in the venture now and then to mumble Faculty, which must be filled up out an indistinct complaint, but from the Agrégés, and three per- they dare not say much. We sons, Chomel, Guersant, and Rul- may select the following passage ļier have presented themselves as being one in which the opinion as candidates. From what we of the writer is as clearly given have observed at the Charité and on this subject as could be hazthe Hopital des Enfans, we think arded :-“ Espérons que nous ne that Chomel is the man most fit- verrons plus le zèle refroidi par ted to take the place of Laennec. les succès immérités d'hommes He has been engaged actively in tout a fait etrangers a la science, professional pursuits for twenty et qui doivent leur élévation qu'a years ; his tact in the investiga- la faveur du pouvoir." tion of disease, and his accurate At the distribution of the prizes habits of observation, must be ac- at the Faculté, Cruveilhier, who knowledged by all who have had is the Secretary, delivered a very an opportunity of attending his cli- animated address, and though innical prelections; but these qual- troduced to the professorship of ifications are not sufficient to se- anatomy through the jesuitical

OF SCIRRHOUS AFFECTION
OP THE BRAIN.

BY R. WADE.

party, he could not help express

From the London Med, and Phys. Journal. ing his hope, and more is seldom case done, “that the moment was not far distant when the periods allotted for the distribution of the

The patient, aged 58, was atprizes would reassume all their tacked with paralysis of the right interest; when these rewards of side, which in three or four weeks so much labor would reacquire yielded to active depletion. On that fame, which, through the resuming his former habits of inpublicity of their adjudications, temperance a second attack folthey once possessed in the esti- lowed in a few days. After in mation of the students."

vain having recourse to depletion Cases might be multiplied, al- and mercury, he died.

On examost to infinity, to show the influ- mination an exostosis was discoence of court and party intrigue vered on the internal surface of to keep down and misrepresent the os frontis, pressing on the dumen of acknowledged talent. For ra mater so as to destroy its conthe present we must conclude by tinuity and occasion a correspondmentioning the case of Blainville. ing depression in the brain. No Who that has heard Blainville traces of inflammation were oblecture on his favorite subject, served here. In the upper part of comparative anatomy, at the Sor the left lobus cerebri, a hard mass bonne-who that has seen his zeal was discovered, of a light brown for the science, and witnessed the color, which was readily separatabundant proofs which he affordsed, and when divided closely reof his intimate knowledge of the sembled the medullary sarcoma laws governing the developement

of Abernethy ; the tumor chiefly of the various gradations of organ- consisted of striæ, of a yellowish ization—who, we would ask, that white color, and nearly of the has had an opportunity of knowing density of cartilage, whilst the him in private as well as in pub remainder had a dark gray aspect lic, does not feel his blood boil and was of a softer texture. with resentment against those who would consign such a man to Mr. G. Bell presents, in a late the receipt of a few hundred number of the Edinburgh Journal, francs per annum, or, in other an excellent practical paper on words, turn him adrift to shift for Wounded Nerves and their Treathimself, to gratify the revengeful ment. After some preliminary feelings of a few men in power observations, he proceeds to narwho have felt their pride wound- rate the history of a young woed by his exposure of their igno- man who had been bled ten days rance? yet such is the fact. In before in the median cephalic vein short, an independent medical of the right arm. When he saw press is wanted to expose the her, the forearm was bent to an tricks and the tyranny of men in acute angle with the arm, and office, and to protect those who the fingers firmly contracted. have no other misfortune than Every attempt at extension that of being unconnected with caused the most excruciating hereditary or courtly patronage. pain. The incision in the vein Tbere is no LANCET in Paris. had united, but a gentle pressure

Lancet. occasioned great uneasiness. The

pain extended downwards to the 1. The patient must be susfingers and upwards along the in- ceptible of the stimulant action side of the arm to the axilla, cla- of the remedy, this is often not vicle, pectoral muscle, and short the case. We may be sure the ribs. When exacerbations of pain digitalis will not produce its efrecurred, she was seized with fect where the pulse of the pastartings, tremors, subsultus, &c., tient remains uniform and frequent attended with febrile symptoms. after he has taken it for several Every remediate measure had days. It does not suit such perbeen previously in vain resorted sons. to, and tetanus was apprehended, 2. The medicine ought to be if speedy relief was not obtained. administered in a proper manner. An incision three inches in length To be good, the leaves even in was made over the vein, which the dried state, should be perbeing displayed, was tied with two fectly green, and free from any ligatures at one and a half inches brown spots. Two ounces of the from each other, and equidistant leaves should be infused in six from the wound in the vein. The ounces of boiling water, and the portion of the vein thus enclosed, patient may take a tablespoonful was divided, which caused instant every hour, till he feels nausea, relief, allowing the freest motions or a sense of constriction in his to the wrist and elbowjoints. Con- throat, or flashing of the eyes, or sidering it unnecessary to pursue irregular pulse. The use of the the case any further, we may add foxglove shonld then be intershe recovered perfectly. Seve- rupted for seven or eight days, in ral other cases are detailed in il- which interval the full action of lustration of this method of cure. the medicine is developed, the

Med. Rec. pulse remaining irregular, and

the mucous secretion diminishing DIGITALIS AS A REMEDY IN gradually. If the first trial does PHTHISIS.

not remove it entirely, a second Dr. Neumann, of Berlin, having course may be commenced after employed digitalis in a variety of a few days.---Propagateur des Scipulmonary affections, states as ences Medicales, Feb. 1826. ihe result of his experience, that it is useless in tuberculous con

CITY OF BOSTON. sumption, in abscesses following

Board of Aldermen, May 18. active hemoptysis, or in local Petition of John C. Warren, and phlegmorrhagies of the lungs; but others, praying the Board to reit is almost uniformly successful fuse in future to grant special liin those chronic catarrhs depend- censes for the sale of ardent spient on a state of erithism of the rit on the Common, on Election mucous lining of the bronchiæ. Days, the 4th of July, and other This form of the disease is some similar occasions, was referred times designated chronic bronchi- to Aldermen WELSH and SAVAGE. tis, pulmonic catarrh and gallop Smallpox. A communication ing consumption. In its exhibi- was received from Dr. Smith, tion he gives the following direc- resident Physician at Rainsford tions provided the diagnosis be Island, stating that Nathaniel Colaccurately market.

ly, of Thomaston, Me. died last

one

evening of smallpox. He was a fice. It appears that he has been seaman on board the brig Thomas thus afflicted three years, and & William, Colly,master,from Iré- that it followed a severe attack land bound to New York, with 70 of smallpox ; whether any prepapassengers. She put into Thom- ration of mercury was exhibited aston, and arrived at quarantine to the child during the progress 15th inst. and landed her passen- of the disease, we cannot learn. gers on Rainsford Island, and the The child was admitted on the sick were placed in the hospital. 1st of November ; consequently, All who were subject to the at the date of this report, Nosmallpox were vaccinated.-One vember 23, he has been in the man died of smallpox before her hospital nearly a month, but noarrival. Three men who came thing has yet been done for the in said vessel remain on the Island case. sick with the smallpox. The Mr. Key, we hear, is “thinkvessel has been cleansed and sail- ing about” dividing the adhesions ed for New York, with the re- between the gums and teeth ; if mainder of the crew and passen- the atmospheric influence of the gers, except Mr. John G. Glea- hospital shall not bave previously son, of Thomaston, who came up dissolved them.*--Lancet. in said vessel from that place,

Thus we see, as has before been and was landed on Long Island in this harbor before the physician said, that without Vaccination, no boarded the vessel. Mr. Glea

can be ceriain that his mouth son sickened with the modified will not be sewed up, bis ear become smallpox, at his lodgings in this torpid, his eye lose its vision, that city this afternoon and was imme- his face will not become horribly diately removed to the Island at - scarred, seamed and grooved, and his own request, where he now

even the vital principle itself be exremains.

tinguished, by-Smallpor. CLOSURE OF THE MOUTH, FROM

PINS IN POULTRY. ADHESION OF THE CHEEK TO

We lately republished an acTHE GUMS.

count of the appearance of a pin, The patient in this case is a boy

gradually making its way through seven years of age. The inside the flesh of the breast of a little of the right cheek has become so child, but which was by many disfirmly adherent to the upper and believed as a thing impossible, lower gums, that the mouth is closed, and the motion of the jave though some accounted for it as closed, and the motion of the jaw having been swallowed in the rendered very slight,-a little lateral or gridding motion only is fact, and this is the rational way

food. This is unquestionably a allowed. The only method by which the patient can take food,

* We know that the Hospital air shuts is through an opening occasioned

up many men's mouths, but we never by the removal of one of the inci- heard of its opening any, except at some sor teeth; and it is truly distress- of the dronish and long winded lectures. ing to witness him when eating, Perhaps it would be worth the expericramming the food, by means of it would be invidious to say where.-his fingers, through the small ori- Ed. Lancet.

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