—The Naval Register for 1892, recently issued, indicates the following as among the changes in medical corps rank. By the retirement of Medical Directors J. Y. Taylor and T. J. Turner, two medical inspectors receive promotion, namely, Grove S. Beardsley and Henry M. Wells. The retirement of Medical Inspector T. Woolverton, and the changes just named, enable the promotion of Surgeons Edward Kershner, J. R. Tryon and W. H. Jones.
The Practitioner of the Inland Sections.
—If Dr. Weir Mitchell's estimate of the place and function of the rural physician is correct, it is desirable that the latter should without delay, take one or two more medical journals. Dr. Mitchell has stated that the true measure and index of advance in the healing art are not determined by the work of single men, but by what the country doctor is.