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Stevens' Triennial Prize.

Established by the late Alexander H. Stevens, M. D., former President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, on the following plan :

The prize is open for universal competition.

Each prize, to be awarded triennially, is to consist of the interest yielded by the principal fund during the preceding three years, and will amount to two hundred dollars.

The administration of the prize is intrusted to a commission, consisting of the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (ex officio), the President of the Alumni Association (ex officio), and the Professor of Physiology (ex officio) in the same institution.

The competing essays on either of the following subjects, must be sent in to the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, on or before the ist day of January, 1876. Each essay must be designated by a device or motto, and must be accompanied by a sealed envelope bearing the same device or motto, and containing the name and address of the author. The envelope belonging to the successful essay will be opened, and the name of the author announced at the annual commencement of the Coilege in March, 1876.

The questions proposed are as follows:

I. The history of epidemic diseases in the United States from 1860 to 1870; statements as to localities, dates, extent of prevalence and mortality, to be authenticated by appropriate references. The question of treatment is not to form a part of the above subject.

2. The use of the spectroscope in its application to scientific and practical medicine.

Warren Prize, Founded by the late Dr. J. Mason Warren, in memory of his father, John C. Warren, M.D.

The Warren Triennial Prize, amounting to somewhat less than $400 will be awarded in 1877 to the author of the best essay considered worthy of a prize, on any subject in Physiology, Surgery, or Pathological Anatomy, embodying original researches. The arbitrators are the Medical Board of the Massachusetts General Hospital,

Each essay should be accompanied with a sealed envelope containing the author's name and address, and be sent to the undersigned on or before February ist, 1877.

NORTON FOLSOM, Resident Physician, Mass. Gen'l Hospital.

Boylston Medical Prize Questions.

The Boylston Medical Committee, appointed by the President and Fellows of Harvard University, consists of the following Physicians : J. B. S. Jackson, M.D. Henry J. Bigelow, M.D. D. H. Storer, M.D. Richard M. Hodges, M.D. Chas. G. Putnam, M.D. Calvin Ellis, M.D. Morrill Wyman, M.D. Samuel Cabot, M.D.

At the annual meeting held June 1st, 1874, it was voted that no dissertation worthy of a prize had been offered on either of the subjects proposed for 1874. The following are the subjects proposed for 1875:

Original Researches in Medical Science.

So-called “ Concussion of the Spine." The author of a dissertation, considered worthy of a prize, on either of the subjects proposed for 1875, will be entitled to a premium of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars,


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Dissertations on the above s'ibjects must be transmitted, post-paid, to J. B. S. Jackson, M.D., Boston, on or before the first Wednesday in April, 1875. The following are the questions proposed for 1876:

Civil Hospital-Construction (not of Lunatic Asylums); Location, Materials, Arrangement, Warming, Ventilation, Drainage, Lighting; with Designs.

The author of a dissertation on this subject, considered worthy of a prize, will be entitled to a premium of Three Hundred Dollars.

2. Do Women require mental and bodily rest during Menstruation; and to what extent ?

The author of a dissertation on this subject, considered worthy of a prize, will be entitled to a premium of Two Hundred Dollars.

Dissertations on these subjects must be transmitted as above, on or before the first Wednesday in April, 1876.

Each dissertation must be accompanied by a sealed packet, on which shall be written some device or sentence, and within which shall be enclosed the author's name and residence. The same device or sentence is to be written on the dissertation to which the packet is attached.

The writer of each dissertation is expected to transmit his communication to the President of the Committee, J. B. S. Jackson, M.D., in a distinct and


plain handwriting, and with the pages bound in book form, within the time specified.

Any clue by which the authorship of a dissertation is made known to the Committee, will debar such dissertation from competition.

Preference will be given to dissertations which exhibit original work.

All unsuccessful dissertations are deposited with the Secretary, from whom they may be obtained, with the sealed packet unopened, if called for within one year after they have been received.

By an order adopted in 1826, the Secretary was directed to publish annually the following votes :

That the Board do not consider themselves as approving the doctrines contained in any of the dissertations to which premiums may be adjudged.

That in case of publication of a successful dissertation, the author be considered as bound to print the above vote in connection therewith. RICHARD M. HODGES, M.D., Sec'y,

Boston, Mass.



Fiske Medical Prize Questions,

The Trustees of the Fiske Fund, at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Medical Society, held in Providence, June roth inst., gave notice that no

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