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JUNE 9TH TO JUNE 14TH, 1884.


This was the Conference of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain, and the Parkes Museum of Hygiene, and was organized by a Joint-Committee of the three societies at the request of the Executive Council of the International Health Exhibition.

The Joint Committee was constituted as follows :

T. ORME DUDFIELD, M.D., Chairman, Representing the Society of
A. WYNTER BLYTH, M.R.C.S., F.C.s.) Medical Officers of Health
ALFRED CARPENTER, M.D., J.P. Representing the Sanitary Insti-

tute of Great Britain. ERNEST TURNER, F.R.I.B.A. DOUGLAS GALTON, Capt. R.E., C.B., F.R.S.)

Representing the Parkes ROGERS FIELD, M. Inst. C.E., B.A.

Museum of Hygiene. Louis PARKES, M.D., Secretary.

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The Papers read were as follows:

Monday, June 9th. “ The Domestic Sanitary Arrangements of the Metropolitan Poor. By John W. TRIPE, M.D., Medical Officer of Health for Hackney. “ The Improvement of the Sanitary Arrangements of Metropolitan Houses.” By ERNEST TURNER, F.R.I.B.A. Chairman, T. ORME DUDFIELD, Esq., M.D., President of the Society of Medical Officers of Health, Medical Officer of Health for Kensington.

Tuesday, June roth. “ Domestic Sanitation in Rural Districts.” By GEORGE Wilson, M.A., M.D., Medical Officer of Health for the Mid-Warwick District. “ Sanitary Houses for the Working Classes in Urban Districts." By PERCY BOULNOIS, M. Inst. C.E., Borough Engineer, Portsmouth. Chairman, Captain DOUGLAS GALTON, C.B., F.R.S., Chairman of Council, Parkes Museum of Hygiene.

Wednesday, June uith. “ Industrial Diseases." By JOHN SYER BRISTOWE, M.D., F.R.S., Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell. Chairman, EDWIN CHADWICK, Esq., C.B., Vice-President of the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain (in the absence, through illness, of His Grace the DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND, D.C.L., LL.D., President of the Institute).

Thursday, June 12th. “ How Infectious Diseases are Spread.” By W. H. CORFIELD, M.A., M.D., Medical Officer of Health for St. George's, Hanover Square. “ Cow's Milk as a Vehicle of Infectious and Epidemic Disease to the Community, with suggestions for the more effectual Prevention of such Outbreaks.” By W. N. THURSFIELD, M.D., Medical Officer of Health, Shropshire Comb. District. Chairman, Dr. ALFRED CARPENTER, J.P., Chairman of Council, Sanitary Institute of Great Britain.

Friday, June 13th. “The Right of the State to enforce Notification of Infectious Diseases, and the best method of doing it.” By ALFRED CARPENTER, M.D., J.P. “ The Notification of Infectious Diseases, its Importance and its Difficulties.” By ALFRED Hill, M.D., Medical Officer of Health for Birmingham. Chairman, The Right Hon. EARL FORTESCUE, Vice-President of the Parkes Museum of Hygiene.

Saturday, June 14th. “ The Disposal of the Dead.” By A. WYNTER BLYTH, M.R.C.S., Medical Officer of Health for St. Marylebone. “Cremation.” By W. EASSIE, C.E. Chairman, Sir JAMES MCGAREL HOGG, Bart., M.P., K.C.B., Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works.

The Conferences were largely attended and the discussions on the several Papers well sustained: the following gentlemen taking part in them :ACLAND, Sir HENRY, K.C.B., M.D., Regius Professor of Medicine,

Oxford. ACLAND, Sir T. DYKE, Bart., M.P. ANDERSON, Dr. A. ARMISTEAD, Dr. W., Medical Officer of Health, Cambridgeshire. ARMSTRONG, Mr. H. E., Medical Officer of Health, Newcastle-on

Tyne. BARTLETT, Dr. H. C., Ph.D., F.C.S. BAILY, Mr. J., Secretary to the Vigilance Committee. BERNAYS, Dr. BLASHILL, Mr. T., F.R.I.B.A. BLYTH, Mr. A. WYNTER, M.R.C.S., Medical Officer of Health, St.

Marylebone. BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS, His Grace the Duke of, K.G. BURNS, Mr. J. CLELAND, Chairman of the Glasgow Charity Organiza

tion Society. CAMERON, Dr. CHARLES, M.P. CARPENTER, Dr. A., J.P. CARTER, Dr. W., Medical Officer of Health, West Derby. CHADWICK, Mr. EDWIN, C.B. CORFIELD, Professor W. H., M.A., M.D., Medical Officer of Health,

St. George's, Hanover Square. DE CHAUMONT, Professor F., M.D., F.R.S., Army Medical School,

Netley. Dixon, Dr. JOHN, Medical Officer of Health, Bermondsey. DUDFIELD, Dr. T. ORME, Medical Officer of Health, Kensington. FARQUHARSON, Dr. ROBERT, M.P. FIELD, Mr. ROGERS, B.A., M. Inst. C.E. FLEMING, Professor, Principal Veterinary Surgeon to the Army. FORTESCUE, The Right Hon. Earl. GALTON, Captain DOUGLAS, C.B., F.R.S. GIBBON, Mr. SEPT., Medical Officer of Health, Holborn. GREENHOW, Dr. E. HEADLAM, F.R.S. HARDY, Mr. NELSON, F.R.C.S.Ed., Dulwich. HODGSON, Mr. HOGG, Sir J. MCGAREL, K.C.B., M.P., Chairman of the Metropolitan

Board of Works.
JACOB, Mr. E. LONG, Medical Officer of Health, Surrey Combined

LAMBERT, Rev. BROOKE, Vicar of Greenwich.
MAHOMED, Dr. F., Physician to the London Fever Hospital.

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MURPHY, Mr. SHIRLEY, M.R.C.S., Medical Officer of Health,

Islington. NANSON, Mr. TOM. NUNN, Mr. PHILIP. OGLE, Dr. WILLIAM, Superintendent of Statistics, General Register

Office. ORD, Dr. W. MILLER, F.R.C.P. PRIESTLEY, Dr. W. 0., F.R.C.P. PRINGLE, Dr. ROBERT, Surgeon-Major, Bengal Army. RAWLINSON, Sir Robert, C.B., Chief Inspector, Local Government

Board. ROBINS, Mr. E. C., F.R.I.B.A. SAUNDERS, Dr. SEDGWICK, Medical Officer of Health, Herts and

Middlesex Combined District. SLATER, Mr. JOHN. SMITH, Mr. TAAFFE, Dr. R., Medical Officer of Health, Brighton. THURSFIELD, Dr. W. N., Medical Officer of Health, Shropshire

Combined Sanitary District. VACHER, Dr. FRANCIS, Medical Officer of Health, Birkenhead. WALFORD, Dr. WELLS, Sir SPENCER, Bart., F.R.C.S. WEST, Dr. CHARLES, F.R.C.P. Wilson, Dr. GEORGE, M.A., Medical Officer of Health, Mid-Warwick. WOODFORDE, Dr. W., Medical Officer of Health, Berks Combined

District. YOUNG, Mr. W., Secretary to Society for Abolition of Compulsory


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