A case has just been decided in the English courts which brings into striking light the confusion produced in England by the antiquated, complicated system of medical "qualifications" in vogue. Mr. H. K. Hunter, a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries (L. S. A.), qualified by his diploma to practice medicine, surgery, and midwifery, and duly enrolled upon the medical register as a practitioner, had the audacity to engrave upon his door-plate "physician and surgeon." For this offense against the proprieties of the profession he was first warned and in March last prosecuted by the Penal Committee of the General Medical Council, the great official executive committee of the English profession. To make the farce more solemn, and apparently with a view to making doubly sure that the committee should, in the words of Dogberry, "write me down an ass," two suits were brought, one for using the word "physician,"