—Professional circles throughout the whole country have been startled by the unexpected death of Surgeon General Crane, of the United States Army. A brief but interesting obituary notice of him will be found in another column, under the head of Necrology.
The political press have already named several prominent members of the medical corps of the army as probable successors to the high office so suddenly vacated. Among the most prominent of those named are J. S. Billings and Surgeon Murray.
On the 4th inst. Dr. Wm. H. Byford, Jr., died in Minneapolis, Minn., in the 33d year of his age. He was the son of Prof. W. H. Byford, of this city, so well and favorably known as an author and teacher in the department of gynæcology. The deceased was a young man of good natural endowments, and an apt scholar. His brief professional career was much interferred with