A Lecturer on Physiology Appointed in the University—A Professor of Chemistry Elected in the Jefferson College—University News;—Veterinary Department; Biological Department; Commission to Investigate Spiritualism; Prof. Osler's Gulstonian Lectures—Dr. Sternberg and Dr. Gihon in Philadelphia—The Philadelphia Water Supply.
Since my first letter, the two professorial vacancies referred to in it have been filled, the one, as predicted, by the election of a candidate for the position to lecture for a year, at the end of which time the chair will probably be permanently filled. This refers to the chair of physiology in the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edward T. Reichert was, at a recent meeting of the trustees, appointed to deliver the lectures on physiology for a year. Dr. Reichert graduated at the medical department of the university in 1879, and has since devoted himself to the study of experimental physiology and therapeutics. He has written a number of useful papers on