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ACCOUNT OF DISEASES IN LONDON,

From the 20th of August to the 20th of September.
ACUTE DISEASES.

cf September, assumed its' more maligNo. of Cases.

and dangerous form; being a:

tended with deep ulcerations of the SMALL-Pox Measles

If throat, with a collection of tough phlegm Scarlatina Anginosa

3 in the fauces, and an acrimonious dis

13 Erysipelas

charge from the noftrils, a weak and Aphthous Sore-throat

quick pulse, with interchanges of tor

3 Ulcerated Sore-throat

por, and violent agitation. In this Hooping-cough

form, the disease usually proves fatal to

5 Dysentery

4

infants on the 7th or 8th day. Cholera

5

But few cases of the measles occur at Summer-fever

7 present; and the small-pox seems conPues peral Fever

2 liderably declining. The fatality of the Malignant, or Putrid Fever

6 latter disorder has been, during the last Acute Rheumatism

half-year, uncommonly great. It apGout Catarrh

pears from the London bills mortality,

3 Peripneumony

that 1050 persons died of the small-pox, in Peritoneal Inflammation

1795; whereas, between the 1st of Janu. Acute Diseases of Infants

ary, and 25th of August, in the present 7

year, the number of deaths has amounted CHRONIC DISEASES.

to 2196. During the summer months, Asthenia

18 the deaths are stated in the bills as fola Syncope

lows : In May, 331; in June, 340 ; in Hysteria

1 July, 412; in August, 360. Epilepsy

Cases of cholera have been few. and St. Vitus's Dance

flight during the prefent feafon, owing, Paralysis Anasarca

5 perhaps, to the uniformly warm weather Chronic Rheumatism

4 which prevailed at the latter end of

7 Lumbago

August, and the beginning of September. Sciatica

The dysentery has also been very flight: Cephalæa

this disease has not been epidemical in

3 Cough and Consumption

23

London, since the autumn of the year Dyfpepfia

8 1780. Gastrodynia

The fynochus, or fummer-fever, Enterodynia

8 which was formerly described, begins to Diarrhea

14 change its form during the month of Jaundice

2 September; and assumes, in the second Worms

3 weck of its course, the characteristics of Menorrhagia Leucorrhea

4 the malignant, or putrid fever, often Abortion

4 proving fatal about the 18th, or 19th Chlorosis and Amenorrhea

day, if timely care be not taken to Schirrus uteri

check its progress. Mammary Abscess

In September, also, fevers usually apUlcer of the Kidney

pear, which from their commenceStone and Gravel

5 ment, exhibit symptoms of malignancy; Prolapsus Uteri

í being attended with a brown, dry Scrophula and Rickets

8 tongue, violent pain of the head, Tabes mesenterica

3 delirium, or coma, deep-seated pains of Lepra Græcorum

I the limbs, petechial spots, and hæmorTooth Rash

rhagy. These fevers become highly Scalled Head Crufta Lactea

contagious, especially when they occur Impetigo

in close confined situations, and in houses 8

where little attention is paid to ventila. Itch and Prurigo

tion, or cleanliness. The disease is ex

5 The scarlet fever, which is now exten- of October and November, but its progress

tended by infection during the months Sively diffused, has, since the beginning is generally Hopped by the frosts' of De* See Celsus De Medicin. Lib. 6. cap. 3,

cember.

MEDICAL

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MEDICAL LECTURES.

Sr.THOMAS'S AND GUY's HOSPITALS. pital, have liberally caused a theatre,

with suitable apartments, to be erected, To afford a greater advantamie tohtve in which the following courses of lectures been so far united, that gentlemen who

are annually delivered.

The lectures are so arranged, as not to become pupils of the one, are entitled to

interfere with one another, or with the attend the practice of the other, which

practice of the hospital. gives them an opportunity of making

At ten o'clock in the morning, lectures daily obfervations, on the cases of upwards of 800 difeased persons.

on the theory and practice of medicine, Lectures on the following subjects are

or on the materia medica, are given by

Dr. ROBERTS. delivered at these hospitals :

At eleven, the business of the hospital At St. Thomas's hospital, Mr. Cline will begin his course of anatomical and

commences; when this is concluded,

natural and morbid anatomy and physiosurgical lectures, on the ift of October, logy are taught, by Mr. ABERNETHY, at one o'clock.

till four. And on the 31ft of October, at eight o'clock in the evening, Mr. AsTLEY

In the evening, Dr. Osborn and Dr. Coorer will commence his course of and the diseases of women and children.

CLARKE give lectures on midwifery, lectures on the principles and practice of

After which, lectures on chemistry, by surgery.

Dr. POWELL; and on the theory and At Guy's hospital, the autumnal courses of lectures will commence in the follow- practice of furgery, by Mr. ABERNEing order:

THY, are given on alternate evenings. The theory and practice of medicine, on-the practice of the hoipital, by Dr.

A clinical lecture is given once a week on Monday, the 3d of October, at ten

LATHAM o'clock, by Dr. SAUNDERS.

And Mr. WILKINSON proposes to deMidwifery, on Tuesday morning, October 4th, at a quarter before eight o'clock, tal philofophy.

liver lectures on na:ural and experimenby Drs. LOWDER and HAIGHTON. Chemistry, on the same morning, at

ST. GEORGE'S HOSPITAL. ten, by Dr. BABINGTON.

Phyfiology; or the laws of the animal Lectures on Physic and Chemistry, economy, on Wednciday evening, the

By Dr. PEARSON. 5th, at seven o'clock, by Dr. HAIGHTON. To begin on Thursday, O&t. 6, at eight Therapeutics, and Materia Medica, on

in the morning. Tuesday, the uth, at the same hour, by

Three of each of the courses are given Dr. BABINGTON. Clinical lectures ; lectures on experi- first courses commence the beginning of

every year, in Leicester-square, viz. the mental philosophy, and on botany, will October, and close the latter end of Jabe continued as usual. An evening course of midwifery, will after the former have been concluded,

nuary; the second begin immediately be delivered by Dr. HAIGJITON, every and terminate in May ;--they are immeTuesday, Friday, and Saturday, at tive diately succeeded by the third, which are o'clock.

concluded the early part of September. A physical society, for the relation of cases, and the discuition of papers read dica, from a quarter before, to a quarter

A lccture is given on the Materia Meon the different branches of medical past eight o'clock; on the Practice of science, is held every Saturday evening, Physic, from a quarter past cight to about in the Medical Theatre of Guy's hofpi- nine; and on Chemistry, from nine to ral.

ten o'clock every morning, excepting

Saturdays; on which days a lecture is ST. BARTHOLOMEW's HOSPITAL. delivered on the Practice of Phyfic, from The governors of this infiitution, fen- from nine to ten.

cight to nine, and on the Cafes of Parienes fible of the advantages which would ac

A complete register is kept of the case crue to the tudents of medicine and to the public, from connecting a vstem of Hospital, and an account given of their

of Dr. Pearson's patierts in St. Gcorge's inftruction with the pračike of the hof

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Medical Lectures. progress, treatment, and termination, Cour, e of Lectures on the Practice of Phyfic. every Saturday morning.

By the fame.
During the summer courses, evening

This course will begin with the Hifn. lectures are given on Pharmacy, in which tory of Health ; afterwards, all the Disthe London Pharmacopæia of 1791

is

eales incident to the Human Body will be used as a text book, which may be at

treated of: describing their symptoms and tended, gratis, by the perpetual pupils to

causes, the manner of diftinguilhing them all the other lectures.

from one another; their progress and

termination ; the prognosis and methods WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL.

of cure, in as far as they are hitherto On Monday, the 3d of October, Dr. known, with the formuiz. CRICHTON will re-commence his winter course of Lectures on the theory and

Course of Lectures on the Materia Medica, practice of Physic, Materia Medica, and

By the same. Chemistry

This course will begin with the PhysiIn treating of the Materia Medica, the ology of the Animal System, together doctrine of Therapeutics, and as much

with the Doctrine of Digestion, in as far of the Physiology of the Human Body, cines; the properties of the different

as they regard the exhibition of Medias is necefsary to understand the action substances used for food, will be treated of Medicines, are fully considered; and of ; the inode of action of Medicines (in a variety of specimens of each article are

as far as it is known) and the particular exhibited. The Lectures on the theory and prac

Cases in Diseases in which they are or tice of Physic, are formed on a new me

may be given, will be shown, with the thodical arrangement of diseases ; and in

manner of compounding them and their addition to what is usually delivered on

doses; (peciinens of the Drugs, and the this subject, the Physiology and Patho.

marks of their goodness will be exhibit

ed. logy of the Human Mind is treated of as a necessary introduction to the history morning, the Chemistry at nine, and the

The Practice of Physic at eight in the of mental diseases, The Chemistry is almoft entirely

Materia Medica will be continued at leven. founded on the system of Lavoisier, the

[The autumn courfes will begin at Dr. several data and parts of which are il Fordyce's, Efex-street, Strand, on lustrated by a number of interesting ex

day, the 3d of October.

The spring courses will begin the first periments The Lectures will be delivered at his

Monday in February.] house in Spring-gardens, Charing-cross; the Materia Medica at eight, the Prac

MIDWIFERY. tice of Physic at nine, in the morning Mr.T. POLE, No 102, Leadenhall-Street,

On the 3d day of the ensuing month, daily ; and the Chemistry three times a week, at seven in the evening.

Man-Midwife extraordinary to the Ob

stetric Charity, will commence his course THEATRE IN BARTLET-COURT,

of Lectures on the theory and practice HOLBORN-HILL.

of Midwifery, including the Difeates of Dr. MARSHAL will begin his Anato- Thomas's. Itreet, between Thomas's and

Women and Children, at his Theatre, my and Physiology on Saturday, the 1st of October next, at two o'clock.

Guy's Hospitals. The Practical Anatomy will commence

The Anatomy and diseases of the parts about the same time, and a course of and illustrated by inodels, painiings, and

will be demonstrated by preparations, lectures on Surgery.

drawings, of which Mr. Pole has made Dr. FORDYCE.

a very extensive collection fur the benefit

of his pupils. Chemical Lectares, by G.FORDYCE, M.D. Lectures given throughout the year:

In each course the general elements of Chemistry will be explained and illuf- THEATRE OF Anatomy, Great trated by actual experiment, and the

WINDMILL STREET. Chemical History or Bodies will be given, The Plan of Dr. BAILLIE's and Mr. and their properties likewise demonstrated

CRUIKSHANK's Lectures on Anaiomy, by experiments, among which all the Physiology', Patboiogy, and Surgery. common proceffes (particularly the Phar- Two courses of Lectures are read dur. maceutical ones) will be gone through and ing the winter and spring seasons ; one

course beginning on the itt day of OctoMONTHLY MAG. No. VIII.

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fominented upon.

ber, and terminating on the 18th day of A room likewise is open for Dissec. January ; the other courfe beginning on tions, from nine in the morning till two the 19th day of January, and terminat- in the afternoon, from the roth day of ing towards the end of May.

O&tober till the 20th of April; where In the O&tober course is explained the regular and full demonstrations of the structure of every part of the Human parts diffected are given ; where the dif, Body, so as to exhibit a complete view ferent cafes in Surgery are explained, of its Anatomy, as far as it has been the methods of operating shown on the hitherto investigated ; to which are add- dead body; and where also the various ed, its Physiology and Pathology. Arts of injecting and making Prepara

In the spring course, the structure of tions are taught. the Human Body is again explained, the

[These notices will be continued in future muscles only being omitted; after which follow Lectures on Surgery; and the with them a month earlier. As general appli

years, and we request hereafter to be favoured course concludes with the Anatomy of cations have been made, it is hoped that none the Gravid Ulerus, and instructions in the of the Lectures remain unnoticid for want of Art of Delivery

due communications.]

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS,

In September, 1796.
GREAT BRITAIN.

Mr. Hammond's million to the continent, WHETHER the sentence which was was commensurate to the difficulties and

passed by a great statesman on the distresses of our situation ; but the regict, late parliament," that it had added on its failure, was dieninished, by their more to our burthens, and taken more uncertainty with relpect to i ne precise from our liberties than any Parliament object which adminitration had in view. that ever existed,” is founded in justice Whatever might be the requests of the or not, must be left to the decision of British minister to the king of Prullia, posterity. We think we can foresee, that monarch seems to have had too much however, that whatever may be the dif- fagacity to plunge himfelf" into the gulf ficulties which the new parliament has to in which the English nation are involved. encounter, it will not be called upon to If the object of administration was really involve itlelf in the same inconsistencies peace (that “confummation so devoutly which marked the conduct of the old. It to be wished'') the forrow of every friend will not have ti declare, that the exist- to his country will be proportioned to ence of a republican form of government the evils that may probably result from in France, was incompatible with the the continuation of the war. lf, on the safety and order of all the regular govern. contrary, their object was a junction with ments in Europe ; and afterwards to pro- Austria, in one last effort to subdue the nounce that such an order of things had enemy, the people will measure their taken place (the republican forin itill grief by the little chance of success in so existing) that there was no bar to nego- desperate an enterprise. This mission ciation. In this view the minister, per- was, however, considered by the cabinet haps, acted wisely, in dismissing the old as lo important, that they were induced to parliament, and calling a

postpone the meeting of parliament, till Under the sanction of this parliament, a its result should be kpown). Upon the treaty of

peace must be concluded, and arrival of Mr. Hammond's dispatches, a probably with a French republic, unless cabinet council was held; and it was we are to have, what a late nobleman then finally determined that parliament predicted, a contest of fourteen years; should be fummoned to meet on Tuesday, and pacific' arrangements will certainly the 27th of September. be adopted by a representation which is On the 6th, the privy council publishnew, at lealt in its collective capacity, ed two orders, allowing the exportation with less apparent departure from of goods, the growth or manufacture of principle, than by a body whose early this country, to Holland, the Nether. proceedings has been so decisively hostile lands, and Italy, in neutral bottoms ; to the French revolution.

and revoking certain parts of the TraiThe anxiety of the public respecting terous Correspondence Bill, and of the

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Political Affairs.France.

661 other acts to that purpose ; and allowing

FRANCE. an unrestrained communication, in the

Since our last, the executive directory fame manner as before the passing of the of the French republic have paid the most above bills.

serious attention to the deranged state of These measures, fo contradictory to

their finances, and have avowed, with a former arrangements, have been adopted, commendable openness, the embarrasit is said, in consequence of an applica

ments under which they labour in that tion from the Eait India Company, to

department. Mr. Dundas. Their warehouses were

On che 26th of August, Fermond over-stocked with goods, and the de- made a report to the council of five hunmand for them so trifling, that they dred, on the state of the finances, the found it necessary to apply for liberty to refources, and expenditure of the repubexport them to Holland, the only place lic. He estimated the daily expences ac in Europe where a profitable market three millions of livres, so that by the could be found. It was at the same time

22d of December, the government will necelsary to authorise remittances of

want for the expences of the campaign, muney due to that country,

since it could about 400 millions in money. It was not be expected that the Dutch would stated, that the temination of the war in send money to Great Britain, while there

La Vendée, and other circumstances, had existed a clause in the Traiterous Corre: perunitted the dininution of the expendifpondence Bill, forbidding any to be paid

ture a milliard yearly. in return.

The resources to the 22d December, The most distressing accounts have

Millions. been lately received, of the terrible pel

Remaining of the forced loan

349 tilence that continues the scourge of the

L.and tax

300 Europeans in the West Indies. It swept

Personal contributions

25. away, at St. Nicola Mole, three-fourths

Other objects

70 of the officers and seamen belonging to

Payment for the national domains 200 the different ships of war; and the mor

Military contributions

६० tality among the land forces has been in

Bills on foreign countries

8 a far greater proportion. The regiments Other objects

20 have been reduced, from twenty to fifty men each; and the miserable remains of

1094 the army and navy at that place were carried off at the rate of twenty-five daily, It was farther stated, that if these

re on an average. As the whole ground sources should be reduced even to 80 which could be occupied there as a bury- millions, there would then be double the ing place, was filled with the dead, the sum wanted. The revenues for the fift' bodies were obliged to be sunk with year, he added, would be 502 millions, ballast in the sea. The Swifture and which would be farther augmented by Raisonable men of war, of 74 guns each, imposts upon the roads, tobacce, and other : lowered upwards of 800 men over the articles of consumption and luxury. fde; amongst these, in the latter ship But in order to put the government in a alone, were thirty-two gentlemen froin condition to pay the expences of the war, the

quarter deck. Very few instances the commission proposed two resolutions, have occurred where any person seized which were agreed to by the council. with this most dreadful malady recover

The first resolution, was to authorife the ed. The British officers and men em- directory to sell a hundred millions of ployed upon the late ill-fated expedition national domains in Belgium. The feto St Domingo, have generally 'fallen a cond, to grant a fresh delay of a month facrifice to its attacks, and most of the for the payment of the direct contribuprincipal posts

on the island, which were tions; after which, persons shall not be taken by the British, have since been re- permitted to pay except in money, or in linquished, on account of the peftilential mandats at the current price. air of the climate. The remaining British On the 23d of August, the executive forces are now confined to Cape St. Nic directory fent à secret message to the colas, and Port-au-Prince.

council of five hundred, upon which the The English navy have lately cap- council formed itself into a close comtured, in various parts, several ships of inittee, and ordered all strangers to with force of the enemy, the details of which, draw. This message (afterwards puba for want of room, we are obliged to defer lished) exposed in the most plaintive

terms, the distressed fate of the army 4 Pa

of

till our next.

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