We learn that Professor Matthew Hay, of Edinburgh, has been elected Professor of Pharmacology in the Medical Department of Johns Hopkins University. Though we have no intimation that he has accepted, or that he will accept, we are sure that those who desire to see a higher medical education in this country, and especially those who can appreciate the benefits of a correct and thorough teaching of Pharmacology, sincerely hope that Prof. Hay will consent to come to America, to teach in what promises to be one of the most thorough medical schools in the world.
Professor Hay is yet a young man, but he has earned, by hard and thorough work, a very enviable reputation as a pharmacologist and teacher. We can but think that his coming to America would be greatly to his advantage. The field for pharmacological work in this country is vast, and his acceptance of