(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
The late Mr. Richard Middlemore—The Statistics of the German Government on the Koch Remedy—The Oldest Living Surgeon—Prof. Victor Horsley on Hydrophobia—The Effects of Fog on the Manchester Atmosphere—Discussion on Strangulated Hernia— Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Fund.
Mr. Richard Middlemore, of Birmingham, who died in his eighty-seventh year, was a leading ophthalmist, and author of a treatise regarded as the handbook of ophthalmology, to promote the knowledge and practice of which in Birmingham he contributed with his efforts and his purse. In 1877 he founded a prize to be awarded triennially by the Council of the British Medical Association, for the best essay on "The Scientific and Practical Value of Improvements in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery."
Official reports on Dr. Koch's much contested remedy somewhat correct the reaction which has set in against the treatment. The German Government has obtained statistics from fifty-five hospitals,