The Eighth Congress of the German Surgical Society will be held in Berlin on April 24-27. On the first day Professor von Esmarch will open a discussion on the " Etiology and Diagnosis of Carcinoma, especially of the Tongue and Lips," after which there will be an exhibition of patients that have survived for more than three years operations for carcinoma of the tongue, rectum and stomach. The permanent secretary ot the Congress is Professor Dr. Gurlt, W., Keithstrasse No. 6., Berlin.
—This age of division of labor has given rise to a variety of functional spasms, or professional cramps, of which writer's cramp is the type. Cases of such functional spasm have been reported in pianists, violinists, telegraphers, photographers, watch-makers, shoe-makers, tailors, sempstresses, cigar makers, milkers, blacksmiths, dancers, etc. M. Féré has recently communicated to the Societé de Biologie a case of flutists' cramp. When the patient wished