Dr. John Swinburne died at his residence in Albany, N. Y., on March 28, 1889, aged 69 years. He had long been one of the most eminent members of the profession in that city. He had, at different times, filled the offices of Health Officer of the Port of New York, Member of Congress, and Mayor of Albany.
Dr. R. L. Howard, of Montreal, Canada, died on the 28th of March, 1889. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in McGill University, and well known as a leading member of the profession.
COLCHICINE IN OCULAR Therapeutics.
—At the meeting of the Société d'Ophthalmologie of Paris on February 5, M. Darier said that since the discovery of salicylate of soda many ocular affections have been regarded as of rheumatismal nature, and have been much benefited by this agent. This drug has been shown to be of great efficacy in cases