TO STUDY BERI-BERI.
It is said that Dr. Hamilton K. Wright—McGill '95—has received through Mr. Chamberlain, Colonial Secretary, an appointment as pathologist to the Straits Settlements, with specific instructions to more especially study beri-beri. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Wright received the appointment of medical registrar at the Roval Victoria Hospital, and in 1897 gained one of the exhibitor's grants of the British Medical Association for his researches on the pathology of the nervous system. He also obtained, in the same year, the John Lucas Walker exhibition in pathology, at the University of Cambridge. With the assistance of these, he further undertook valuable researches in the nervous system in Cambridge and Heidelberg, and in the following year received the appointment as pathologist to the Claybury Asylum in Essex, England, the largest institution of its kind in Great Britain, if not in the world. His work in that institution and its good