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award had been made by them for questions proposed for the year 1874. They propose the following subjects for 1875:

Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, its pathology and treatment.

2. Pyæmia.

For the best dissertation on each or either of these subjects, they will pay the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.

Every competitor for a premium is expected to conform to the following regulations, viz. :

To forward to the Secretary of the Fiske Fund Trustees, on or before the first day of May, 1875, free of all expense, a copy of his dissertation, with a motto written thereupon, and also accompanying a sealed packet, having the same motto inscribed upon the outside, and his name and place of residence within.

Previously to receiving the premium awarded, the author of the successful dissertation must transfer to the Trustees all his right, title and interest in and to the same, for the use, benefit and behoof of the Fiske Fund.

Letters accompanying the unsuccessful dissertations will be destroyed by the Trustees unopened, and the dissertations may be procured by their re

spective authors, if application be made therefor within three months.

LLOYD MORTON, M.D.,
FENNER H. PECKHAM, M.D., Trustees.
GEO. W. JENCKS, M.D.,
S. AUGUSTUS ARNOLD, M.D.,

Secretary of Fiske Fund.

Annual Prize

OF THE

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND DISEASES

OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.”

Dr. B. F. Dawson, the founder and late editor of the above Journal, offers the following prize for the best essay on the subjoined subject :

One hundred and fifty dollars, in gold, for the best essay on “Congenital Deformities, and Diseases depending on Maladies of the Uterus or Membranes.”

The competing essays must be sent to the publishers (Wm. Wood & Co., 27 Great Jones Street, New York) of the Journal on or before April 15, 1875.

The names of the authors must accompany the manuscripts in sealed envelopes, as usual with prize papers.

The essays may be written in the English, French, or German language ; and that one to which the prize may be awarded by the censors, whose names will accompany and vouch for the verdict, is claimed for first publication in the Journal.

MISCELLANEOUS.

The Board of Health of the City of Chicago.

Office, Rooms 15, 16, 17, Honore Block.

Created by law, March 9, 1867. The Board is composed of the Mayor and six other persons, appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court; three of these must be physicians. Two members are appointed biennially to fill the places of two who go out of office. They receive $500 annually for services, and are required to give bonds of $25,000 for the faithful discharge of their duties.

The Board establishes regulations deemed necessary to promote the health and sanitary condition of the city, and has general supervision over subjects of this class. They employ sanitary inspectors and police, and make annually a report in writing to the Common Council.

The Board elects one of their members Sanitary Superintendent, who is the chief executive officer, and who devotes his whole time to the duties of the office, and receives $2,500 salary; they elect also a Health Officer, who is a general executive officer

1 Secretary, and four Standing Committees, on Finance, Ordinances, Sanitary and Sanitary Police, respectively.

The Board meets each week, on Tuesday, at 3 P. M.

BOARD FOR 1874.

President-J. A. Hahn, M. D.
Secretary-J. W. Russell.
Ben. C. Miller, M. D. Moses Hooke.
Geo. Schloetzer, M. D. Chas. E. Moore.

Joseph McDermott.

Sanitary Superintendent.
Ben. C. Miller, M. D.

Health Officer.

John Reid, M. D.

Standing Committees.
Sanitary-Miller, Schloetzer, Hahn.
Finance-Hooke, Miller, McDermott.
Ordinance-McDermott, Moore, Hooke.
Sanitary Police-Moore, Schloetzer, Hahn.

Sanitary Inspectors,

Dr. M. Mannheimer. Dr. B. R. Van Doozer.

Dr. J. F. Williams.

Reports to the Board of Health,

AND ACTS REQUIRED BY LAW OF PRACTICING PHYSICIANS

IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO,

Physicians are required to report to the Board, in writing, any case of "malignant or yellow fever, small-pox, or other infectious or pestilential disease,” giving street and number of house where situated. Physicians neglecting this are liable to a fine of fifty dollars.

Physicians and midwives are required to keep a record of all births at which they assist or advise, giving time and place of birth, sex and color of child born, name and residence of each parent, maiden name of mother and occupation of father, so far as can be ascertained, and to transmit to the Board a copy of such record within four days after the birth.

Deaths must be registered in like manner, giving date of death, name, color, age, sex, and condition (married or single) of deceased, the place and cause of death, and a record thereof transmitted to the Board within thirty-six hours after the death.

No burial permit is granted without a certificate of death, and no body can be buried without a permit from the Board.

Physicians are required to register their names

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