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10 annual report 1847 gress made by many of them has been considerable and there is every reason to hope that some of those now studying in this Department will hereafter become distinguished members of the professions which they have chosen It seems impossible to over-estimate the importance of the sound education which is here provided for persons whose influence is daily increasing and many of whom are destined to till situations of the greatest responsibility in all parts of the world In consequence of the increase of numbers in the Depart- ments of General Literature and Science and of the Applied Sciences it became necessarv in the course of last summer to appoint an additional Lecturer in Mathematics and the Council have the pleasure of reporting that they have secured the services of Thomas Minchin Goodeve Esq M-A of St John's College Cambridge The Medical Department shares in the general prosperity of the College It continues to support its character and to maintain wholesome degree of discipline and the conduct of the Students as well as their industry is with rare excep- tions entitled to commendation The Principal reports that their attendance upon his weekly Divinity lectures and in the College Chapel is very satisfactory It appears indeed that many of the most exemplary Students in the College belong to this Department King's College Hospital continues to fulfil all the pur- poses for which it was founded Whilst it serves as prac- tieal school of instruction for the Medical Students it affords relief and assistance to continually increasing numbers of the suffering poor not only from the immediate neighbourhood but from distant parishes and even from the rural districts Every class of its Patients has increased during the past year The total number who received relief was 17 823 being 50 more than in 1845 This number of Patients however the Council regret to say has not been accompanied by corre- eponding increase of subscriptions The Building Fund now amounts to nearly Ā£4 000 Under the fostering care of His
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