(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)
A new Penny a Week Collection Scheme in Connection with the Hospital Saturday Fund—Recent Small-pox Epidemic at Sheffield—Case of Fractured Spine—The Hot Water Cure—Prize of £ 100, and a Gold Medal for the Best Essay on the Etiology and Prevention of Yellow Fever—Street Ambulance Organization for London, etc.
A new penny a week collection scheme in connection with the Hospital Saturday Fund is about being inaugurated. The scheme is to raise 500,000 pence weekly (£100,000 annually) and thus remove the debt from the London hospitals. In the various hospitals in London at the present time there are 2,637 unoccupied beds and quite 2,000 would be occupied if the funds were forthcoming. The promotors of this new movement invite the assistance alike of employers and employed in collecting subscriptions, which will be purely voluntary and limited to one penny a week.
The recent severe epidemic of small-pox at